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!

Ghost suckers hanging from a tree for trick-or-treaters

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.

While this Halloween certainly is different, I fully intend to make it fun for kids and let them know how much they are thought of.

Lollipop ghosts finished on a table

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, social-distance way to pass out Halloween candy.

So, if you’re looking for a no-contact way to pass out Halloween candy, this is it!

How to Make Lollipop Ghosts

What you need:

Directions:

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

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

Lollipop ghosts step two
Lollipop ghosts step three

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 four

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

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 six

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 ghosts step seven

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!

Lollipop ghosts step eight

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

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

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!

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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