Movable Paper Plate Ghost Craft

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This super cute movable paper plate ghost craft is so easy to make and of course it looks fantastic too! We’re big fans of paper plate crafts because they’re so versatile and so cheap to make too and this cute ghost craft for kids is perfect for Halloween.

movable paper plate ghost craft

I first saw Helen’s movable ship paper plate craft a little while ago and now movable paper plate crafts seem to be everywhere – I love this flying witch craft from I Heart Arts and Crafts and Kids Craft Room’s movable bat craft. Ghosts seemed like the perfect thing to be flying through the air this Halloween and they’re easy to draw too which is obviously always a factor when you are crafting with kids!

movable paper plate ghost materials


To make your movable paper plate ghost craft you will need:

Paper plate

Black paint



Glue or tape

White card

Star stickers

Craft sticks


Lets make it:

Start by painting your paper plate black and then leave this to dry. Once it’s ready cover it with star stickers – I like the gold and silver ones best but when my kids have made these before they’re not satisfied until every sticker in the pack is covering the plate.

paper plate puppet craft ghost

Once it has dried cut a long line across the bottom of your paper plate making sure that it doesn’t reach the edges at all. It doesn’t matter if this line is wobbly at all as it will help your ghost float up and down!

Next draw your ghost onto some white card and cut it out. Turn your ghost over and then attach a craft stick to the back. I’ve used washi tape because glue takes longer to dry (not as much fun if you want to play with this straight away) and it’s easier to tear or move around than normal selotape.

ghost puppet craft for kids

Thread your craft stick through the whole in the paper plate and you’re ready to play with your movable paper plate ghost. Happy haunting!

If you liked this craft make sure you check out my book of Halloween Crafts for Kids – easy and achievable ideas for kids to make. Want to remember this post? Make sure you bookmark it or pin the image below so you don’t forget to make it.

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  1. Nicola
    11th October 2017 / 11:01 am

    This is cute! I love anything Halloween. We don’t even have kids and are making Halloween crafts, haha!

  2. 11th October 2017 / 11:09 am

    I love how the ghost moves – such a simple addition, but kids will love that.

  3. 11th October 2017 / 8:33 pm

    This is really cute, my kids would love it and it can be transferred to other crafts too – A witch on a broomstick would work well too

  4. 12th October 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Very cute, the stars are really effective against the black background. This would be a fab toddler group activity. Mich x

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