I'm back today with a very quick school project we had to make this week: my son needed to create a scary object to take to class, for a Halloween exhibit they are preparing. While browsing my craft books during the weekend, he decided on a ghost. So we made a ghost hand puppet.
The pattern isn't mine, it's an enlarged copy of the little ghost pattern included in The Cuter Book, the one that you can see in the back cover:
But basically, you can use any ghost pattern you find online. Just enlarge it to a size where your hand fits in well, cut two pattern pieces from white felt, sew them together leaving the bottom open for the hand to squeeze in, and embellish as you want.
And then, because I wanted to also have something for the kids to hang in their classroom, we decided to cut a second ghost, but this time I stuffed in with polyester filling, sewed all around and added a bit of black ribbon on top, to hang it ornament-style.
So, instead of one ghost we ended up with two. I just hope my son's teacher finds them scary enough, because I personally think they turned out rather cute. This was also a fun project for the kids, since they helped cut the pattern, place the arms and glue the mouth and the eyes.
I tried to convince my son to use the same technique to create a black cat hand puppet too, but he was not buying it. I still have plans to make one black cat myself though, to hang in the kitchen and keep me company until Halloween