Easy & Cute Lollipop Ghost Craft for Halloween

This Lollipop Ghosts craft is the perfect hands-on Halloween activity for kids. These require just a few supplies and in the end, you’ll have an adorable Halloween treat ready for giving! Making lollipop ghosts is the perfect Halloween craft for DIY Halloween decorating home or the classroom.

Ghost lollipops hanging from a tree with brown leaves, covered in white cloth, with black marker eyes, and white strings- kids activities blog
Ghost lollipops hanging from a tree for trick-or-treaters

Halloween Ghost Lollipop Craft For Kids

With Halloween, whether I am making treats for my son’s class Halloween party or preparing fun treats for trick-or-treaters, I like to go big or go home.

Ghost lollipops hanging from a tree with brown leaves, covered in white cloth, with black marker eyes, and white strings- kids activities blog
These ghost lollipops are so cute and easy to make, such a great Halloween craft.

However, we won’t be home this Halloween, as we have a party to go too. But I didn’t want kids to miss out on candy!

That is why this year we decided that while we won’t give out candy like we usually do by hand, we decided that lollipop ghosts hanging from a tree was a fun.

Cute ghost suckers hanging from a tree- kids activities blog
Cute ghost suckers hanging from a tree, perfect for trick or treaters to grab their own candy.

We even have a Halloween printable candy sign saying “please take one” for you! You can find it at the bottom of the post after the craft steps!

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Supplies needed to make this super cute candy Halloween craft- permanent marker, tissues, floss, suckers, scissors- kids activities blog
Supplies needed to make this super cute candy Halloween craft

Supplies Needed

Directions to Make Lollipop Ghosts Craft

Step 1

Start by breaking off a piece of floss about 6 inches in length and then tie a knot at the top of the floss so it becomes a circle.

Lollipop ghosts step one: Start by breaking off a piece of floss about 6 inches in length and then tie a knot at the top of the floss so it becomes a circle- kids activities blog
Lollipop ghosts step one: Start by breaking off a piece of floss about 6 inches in length and then tie a knot at the top of the floss so it becomes a circle.

Step 2

Now, stick the round piece of floss over the top of the Tootsie roll pop and then twist it.

Lollipop ghosts step two: Now, stick the round piece of floss over the top of the Tootsie roll pop and then twist it.
Lollipop ghosts step two: Now, stick the round piece of floss over the top of the Tootsie roll pop and then twist it.

Craft Note:

Twisting the string will help it stay on the ghost lollipop. We don’t want our lollipops falling to the ground or getting knocked out of the “ghost” by the wind or people bumping into them.

Craft note: Twisting the string will help it stay on the ghost lollipop- kids activities blog
Craft note: Twisting the string will help it stay on the ghost lollipop.

Step 3

Use a piece of tape to adhere the floss to the top of the sucker. You want to have a loop for hanging the ghost sucker.

Lollipop ghosts step three: Use tape to keep the string secured on the sucker- kids activities blog
Lollipop ghosts step three: Use tape to keep the string secured on the sucker.

Step 4

Take a piece of your tissue and fold it from corner to corner to form a triangle then cut a small slit right in the middle.

Lollipop ghosts step five: Take a piece of your tissue and fold it from corner to corner to form a triangle then cut a small slit right in the middle- kids activities blog
Lollipop ghosts step five: Take a piece of your tissue and fold it from corner to corner to form a triangle then cut a small slit right in the middle.

Step 5

On the other side of the tissue, pull the loop of the sucker into the tissue so you have the loop coming through.

Lollipop ghosts step 6: Wrap the tissue around the sucker then use floss to tie it- kids activities blog
Lollipop ghosts step six: Wrap the tissue around the sucker then use floss to tie it.

Step 6

Use your hands to wrap the tissue around the sucker and then use another small piece of floss to tie it onto the sucker so the bottom half looks like a ghost.

Cut off any excess floss- lollipop ghost craft step 7- kids activities blog
Lollipop ghosts step seven: Cut off any excess floss.

Step 7

Cut off any excess floss.

Lollipop ghosts step eight- color on the eyes with a black permanent marker- kids activities blog
Lollipop ghosts step eight: Now, use your sharpie marker to draw on two eyes.

Step 8

Now, use your sharpie marker to draw on two eyes.

Step 9

And now your lollipop ghost is ready for hanging on a tree, bush or anywhere else so trick-or-treaters can grab one on Halloween!

Ghost lollipops completed on a white table- lollipops covered in white cloth, black marker eyes with white string loops- kids activities blog
Lollipop ghosts finished on a table

Free Printable Halloween Candy Sign

We even made you an adorable sign you can print and attach near the ghosts for trick-or-treaters.

Free printable Halloween Candy pdf file: Please take one! Happy Halloween with a ghost- kids activities blog
Free printable Halloween Candy pdf file: Please take one! Happy Halloween

Cute right? I love these and can’t wait to hang them out for trick-or-treaters this Halloween!

Bigger lollipops work better for these lollipop ghosts, but you can also use smaller suckers as well.

Can I use dum dums suckers instead?

While you can, I think these look and work better with the larger suckers. The larger suckers give the ghost face a bigger area to draw on the eyes. They also look better with the piece of tissue.

If you do use smaller suckers, you may want to cut the tissues in half.

Yield: 12

Lollipop Ghosts

Lollipop Ghosts

This Lollipop Ghosts craft is the perfect hands-on Halloween activity for kids. These require just a few supplies and in the end, you’ll have an adorable Halloween treat ready for giving!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Tootsie Roll Pops (you can also use blow pops)
  • Box of Kleenex tissues (without any pattern on them)
  • White Dental Floss
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Scissors
  • Invisible Tape

Instructions

  1. Start by breaking off a piece of floss about 6 inches in length and then tie a knot at the top of the floss so it becomes a circle.
  2. Now, stick the round piece of floss over the top of the Tootsie roll pop and then twist it.
  3. Use a piece of tape to adhere the floss to the top of the sucker. You want to have a loop for hanging the ghost sucker.
  4. Take a piece of your tissue and fold it from corner to corner to form a triangle then cut a small slit right in the middle.
  5. On the other side of the tissue, pull the loop of the sucker into the tissue so you have the loop coming through.
  6. Use your hands to wrap the tissue around the sucker and then use another small piece of floss to tie it onto the sucker so the bottom half looks like a ghost. Cut off any excess floss.
  7. Now, use your sharpie marker to draw on two eyes and now your lollipop ghost is ready for hanging on a tree, bush or anywhere else so trick-or-treaters can grab one on Halloween!

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How did your ghost lollipops turn out? Did the trick or treaters love them? Comment below and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.

4 Comments

  1. my kids’ kindergarten teacher does this every year and I always love them. thanks for sharing, I think I’ll do this for the trick or treaters!

  2. I love these…brings back memories!

  3. I am so tempted…I have a big box of Blow Pops I’m giving out tonight…we have nothing planned for the day…maybe I can rope my 15 year old into helping me!

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