How to Make Ghost Lollipops

Published: October 18, 2021 · Updated: March 2, 2024 by Sacha — This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full disclosure.

These adorable lollipop ghosts are both cute and easy enough for younger kids to make. In fact, all you’ll need to make this cute Halloween lollipop craft are a few minutes and a few simple supplies!

Ghost lollipop craft.

If you read my previous article, you’ll know that the next few days are going to be filled with DIY lollipop craft ideas that you can make with your kids for Halloween.

We only had a couple ideas to start with. But decorating lollipops turned out to be so much fun that new projects kept popping into our heads as we were making them!

These ghosts lollipops are probably the simplest project in this series of Halloween lollipop crafts. For this reason, those of you who are crafting with younger kids may want to start with this one.

But this series will also include lollipops transformed into jack-o’-lanterns, monsters, vampires, spiders, witches and bats. So no matter the age of the kids you’re crafting with, you should be able to find a project (or several) that you want to try!

Required Materials

Here are the supplies you’ll need to turn a lollipop into a ghost for Halloween:

Supplies to make a ghost lollipop craft.

Note: If your kids are anything like ours, they may want to skip the white tissue paper and use bright colors instead. That’s totally fine!

How to Make Lollipop Ghosts (Step-by-Step)

1. Cut Tissue Paper

Use scissors to cut two squares of white tissue paper. The sides of the squares should be about 5-6 inches in length—the longest in our series of Halloween lollipops.

Don’t worry about making the squares perfect. They’ll be folded over anyway, so no one will know the difference.

Since they didn’t have to be perfect, I chose to cut both squares at the same time by layering the tissue paper.

2. Secure Tissue Paper

Place a downward-facing lollipop in the center of the tissue paper squares.

Downward-facing lollipop on white tissue paper squares.

Holding the lollipop in place, bunch up the tissue paper and use white curling ribbon to secure it. Try to make sure one of the stretches of tissue paper doesn’t have too many wrinkles—this will make it easier to draw a face during the next step.

Lollipop wrapped in white tissue paper.

Once the tissue paper is secured, you can use the scissors to curl the ribbon if you wish.

3. Draw Face

Use a permanent marker to draw the ghost’s eyes and mouth.

Ghost lollipop with ghost face drawn on.

This will be a lot easier if you’re using an ultra fine point marker, which will give you better control. The first time I tried this project, I used a regular fine point one, and the eyes ended up way too big because the tip of the marker kept touching more tissue paper than I meant it to.

And that’s it! This is probably the simplest craft in our series, but it looks so cute, and it’s even easy enough for younger kids to do (with a little help).

Finished Halloween lollipop ghost craft.

My five-year-old decided to make her own—more colorful—lollipop ghosts. She had lots of fun drawing their faces and then distributing them to her sisters once they were done. I hope your kids have fun with this craft as well!

Colourful ghost lollipops.

Related Halloween Lollipop Crafts

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