Step 1: Materials
- paper balls, different sizes are optional
- tissue paper, white, thin and square
- string, I used beige/almost white, but you can achieve a better floating effect with nylon
- something to hang the ghosts from, I used a metal ring I had laying around, but you could also use skewers or something similar
Tools that will come in handy:
- needle, thick and sturdy
Step 2: Hang Your Head...
Then, pull the string through till there is just enough remaining on one side to make two simple overhand knots. Use them to tie the string to the ball, as shown in the picture (the second one got a little blurred, but that's kids for you).
Step 3: Poke a Hole...
If you did not leave the string in the needle, put it back in, and punch if through the center of the tissue paper. Pull it through till the tissue rests on top of the ball.
Step 4: Wrap It Up...
Step 5: Face It...
Anyway, She produced some interesting faces with a rather big-tipped black marker, and the tissue paper sucking up a little more ink gives it a rather interesting texture.
Step 6: What's Done Is Done
But you can also bring them together and have them dance a spooky roundelay. For the one we made, we put one of the big-headed ghosts on the string of the other. Then, I used two pieces of string and tied them to the metal ring, one end to each of four corners of an imaginary square. Then I used the string of the two larger ghosts to connect the two and make a small loop to hang the whole thing from.
The remaining small ones we connected to the ring, dispersing them evenly and varrying their height.
That's it! Put them somewhere where they can catch some draft, like above a radiator, and watch them perform their moves. They might also work well in combination with a lamp casting shadows, but keep them at a distance from any potentially hot object, just to be on the safe side.