Use this free printable paper ghost template to build-a-ghost for Halloween! This fun craft helps children to improve their cutting and pasting skills, as well as the opportunity to get creative with other materials too – like sticking on pieces of fabric, or buttons for eyes for example.
This post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog – a celebration of everything Halloween and Autumn. Now in its 8th year, the 2019 series is bigger and better, running from September 1st, all the way through All Hallows’ Eve on October 31st!
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Build A Paper Ghost Template
I introduced my cute chubby roly-poly Halloween characters a few years ago, and have used them in various Halloween printables too. The set currently includes the following characters: Bat, Black Cat, Lil’ Devil, Dracula, Frankenstein, Ghost, Pumpkin, Purple Pumpkin, Werewolf, and Witch.
This year, after lots of requests, I’m turning them all into buildable templates like my Build-An-Animal series of characters. And like my animal characters, these Halloween characters are also getting names!
Introducing – Gustav the Ghost!
My cute chubby little [animal] characters are anthropomorphic, which basically means that they’ll have human traits – like standing on two legs instead of four.
And of course, they are far from realistic! I go for cute when I create characters for my printables!
As with all my printables, they come in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″)
I’ve created two sizes for this cute free printable paper ghost: Regular size, which is what you see above, with all of the pieces on one sheet of paper, and Large size with the pieces spread over several sheets – which you can see in the photo further down the page.
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Since I make my characters from fairly simple shapes, I think they’ll be less fiddly to cut out than my Build-an-Olaf series of printables.
The regular size printable is for adults to cut out, or for children that are more skilled at cutting. The large size should be a lot easier for younger children. Or you could cut the pieces out for them. Of course, you know your children, so will know what suits them best!
Download your chosen printable from the list further down the page (they’re surrounded by a box!), and print onto thick paper or thin card. Cut the pieces out, then build a ghost for Halloween!
You could stick pieces together with a glue stick, roller glue, or sticky tape. You could mount it onto a larger piece of paper and use other craft materials to embellish it – furry material, glitter, googly eyes, sequins, buttons, tissue paper, for example. You could laminate the pieces so that they can be re-assembled over and over again! Most of all, just have fun with this printable!
Handy Crafting Supplies (on Amazon) to Build-a-Ghost
Large Paper Ghost Template
Regular Size Paper Ghost Template
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Other Halloween Characters in This Series
The Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween and Fall! You can check out Crafty October from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!Use this free printable paper ghost template to build-a-ghost for Halloween! A spooky fun craft for kids! #Halloween #Crafts #FreePrintables
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