Halloween doesn't have to be all thrills and chills. Help your child make a yummy and inexpensive treat for her friends and family members. Watch out though! Some of these ghosts have a silly secret under their ghostly cloaks.
What You Need:
- White tissues
- Black marker
- Orange yarn
What You Do:
- Have your child layer two white tissues on top of each other.
- Help her shift the top tissue so that the corners are not exactly lined up with the tissue below it.
- Let her place the top of the lollipop in the center of the tissues.
- Help her gather the edges of the tissue upward, fully surrounding the lollipop.
- Have your child hold the tissues securely at the base of the lollipop.
- Use orange yarn to tie a small bow around the base of the lollipop.
- Help your child use a black marker to draw a face on the tissue paper. She can make a scary ghost with an open mouth (imagine the ghost shouting "Boo!") or a friendly ghost with a simple smile.
- How many of your child's friends and family members would appreciate a tasty snack? Help her make enough lollipop ghosts for all the special people in her life. Encourage her to try and make different faces for each ghost.
- While your child is busy drawing faces, add a bit of spooky fun by creating some "ghostly" lollipops.
- Mold a small square of tin foil over one of the lollipops.
- Remove the lollipop carefully, allowing the tin foil to retain the spherical shape.
- Cover the tin foil with tissue -- just like you would do with the normal lollipop -- and secure with orange yarn.
- Gently draw a face on the tissue.
- Combine your child's lollipop ghosts with your fake lollipops. Trick or treat! Will people get a real lollipop or just the ghostly remains of one?
- Make sure you and your child make enough actual lollipop ghosts so that everyone can enjoy -- even if they picked a tin foil one on the first try.