Thursday, October 04, 2007

How to make a ghostie lolly

When you see how simple these are to make, you'll laugh at me for doing a tutorial on them. But you did ask! Now get the kids busy before Halloween. You'll need a round lollipop, a couple of tissues, some wool (or thread or string), scissors and a marker pen.

First lay out the tissues, overlapping as shown. Plonk your lolly down in the centre.

Gather the tissues round the lolly stick and tie at the base with the wool.


Trim the ends nice and short so they disappear.

Draw on a ghostly face with your marker. In our household, we lack artistic talent, so we go for the Munch-esque silent scream.

Now you're all set to frighten/delight your trick or treaters.

Ooh, that was my first tutorial I think! Do I get a badge?

42 comments:

dottycookie said...

Well really, I thought you would have made your own lollies on hand whittled sticks ;-)

Seriously, those are fab. Even my non-sweet eating, non-craft loving husband made me reload the page so he could look at them again. It's no use, we are going to have to make some.

Samantha said...

Hi Ali,
they are fab. I'm definitely going get the boys to make some of those.

Thanks for the tutorial - and yes you get a badge!

Miss Dot said...

well done! now, if the kids around these parts start trick or treating (I am in Australia) I will know what to make!

janet clare said...

They are great- I'm going to have to make hundreds!

Junie Moon said...

How cute and I can't believe how easy it is--you were right! And yes, you do deserve a badge. This is a great way to hand out fun treats on Halloween night.

Joanna Butchart said...

woohoo congrats on your first tutorial and thanks for satisfying my curiosity.

Zoe said...

Oh yes, a blue peter badge I think is deserved!

brilliant idea!

kat said...

super cute idea!
We're going to have to try some of these at our house :)
Thanks for the tutorial.
A badge? Most definitely.

Lisa said...

Of course you get a badge!

Have a wonderful time at the craft fair. Good weather is forecast so that should bring the crowds out. :)

Suzie Sews said...

Oh my I am so loving these,so cool, my little guys will love making these...
Thanks
Suzie Sews

Ragged Roses said...

Thanks Ali - they look great, something to do for half term methinks!
Kim x

CLAIRE said...

I can't believe how fab these are. You have turned my crotchety child into a happy bunny! We rushed up the shop to get some lollies full of excitement - and you didn't let us down!!! Thank you thank you

Di said...

A gold blue peter badge should be on its way to you already!! These are so cute!

monica said...

they look so cute on the grass!!

I'll have to make some too.

moderncountry said...

Haha, fun!! Amazingly well done! Simple, but yet so effective :)
Aina

Cathy said...

Thanks for the tutorial - that is a much better idea for trick or treat gifts than the usual boring bowl of sweets (or money that some seem to expect but don't get!). Will keep the girls busy for a while too!
Cathy X

odd dotty said...

Well done on the tutorial, I love that each step has a picture. And that last one? Way too cute! It looks like all the little ghosty lollies are singing a carol of some sort. Love it!

julia said...

Fantastic idea, now all I have to do is find some clean tissues, although some of them Kitty's only blown her nose on once, seems a waste not to use them!

Can't wait until tomorrow, I'll let you know how we get on!

Julia x

Vanessa said...

The bottom photo looks like the klu klux klan (I hope that is spelt correctly). What a simple cheap, cool idea!

Vanessa x

Kloth & Bolt said...

Oh so cute! I love the wide open mouths! -kb

Soo said...

they're great! I will definitely be making these for Josh's classmates this halloween!

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

a very good clear tutorial! ;o)

a badge IS in order I feel! hehe

Victoria May Plum said...

They are so cute! we will definitely be making some of those.

Victoria x

two hippos said...

What a fun and totally brilliant idea!

Carlinha said...

Gostei da idéia! muito boa!

Esther said...

Very effective Ali, what a great idea.

Good luck with your fair tomorrow :)

Jox said...

LOL, fantastic! thank you, they are so cool!
I think you deserve a scary ghost badge!
I'm still smiling :-)

MommySecrets said...

How very fun! I used to make these as a little girl, but I've completely forgotten about them!

My 2.5 year old & I just made them to deliver to friends in our "boo boxes". Boo boxes are hard to describe, but you can read what I just posted at mommysecrets.com.

Thanks for sharing such a clever idea!!

Good + Happy Day... said...

That is the cutest thing! And it's easy enough for a 3-year-old to do! I've been trying to think of somthing creative to make for Halloween with my daughter that we could give to visitors. These are perfect!

Kate said...

Very cute - great idea!

TeaMouse said...

Those are so cute - do you hand them out to the trick-or-treaters?

cohassetfanatic39 said...

There are so cool i have done them before a ton of kids love them. Check out my blog at http://upsanddownsofcfanatic39.blogspot.com/

Scribbit said...

Absolutely! A great big badge because they're so cute :)

Barbara said...

Such lovely ghostly lollies. I love the picture of them in the grass. I'd forgotten but am now reminded that my daughter bought one home from playgroup some years back now. I'm a childminder so i'm going to be using this as a craft after half term. Hmm - I think the Brownies would enjoy this too! Thanks for the tutorial.

*BB* said...

What a cool idea!

Meredith said...

Oh, my mom used to make those when I was a kid! Those are soooo cute.

Lisa said...

Hey Ali!

Did you know that your 1st tute has appeared in CraftZine?

http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/10/ghostly_lollies.html

lazylol said...

That is a brilliant idea!

Eden said...

This takes me way back. We made these as a project in kindergarten and a boy in the class stole mine! When I said something to the teacher, she didn't care and when my mom picked me up, she didn't care either. A big life lesson learned from these ;)

(came from WhipUp) ;)

Halloween said...

Well done, they are great!!!
I'm gonna make some

Cat Morley said...

Ha ha, those look awesome!

Anonymous said...

what a cute idea! im going to get a piece of styrofoam to stick them in and let the kids who come trick-or-treating just take them out themselves...maybe make it like a little cemetery w/headstones!!