Lollipop Ghosts

What You Need:

  • Lollipops
  • White tissues
  • Black marker
  • Orange yarn
  • Tinfoil

What You Do:

  1. Have your child layer two white tissues on top of each other.
  2. Help her shift the top tissue so that the corners are not exactly lined up with the tissue below it.
  3. Let her place the top of the lollipop in the center of the tissues.
  4. Help her gather the edges of the tissue upward, fully surrounding the lollipop.
  5. Have your child hold the tissues securely at the base of the lollipop.
  6. Use orange yarn to tie a small bow around the base of the lollipop.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. While your child is busy drawing faces, add a bit of spooky fun by creating some "ghostly" lollipops.
  10. Mold a small square of tin foil over one of the lollipops.
  11. Remove the lollipop carefully, allowing the tin foil to retain the spherical shape.
  12. Cover the tin foil with tissue -- just like you would do with the normal lollipop -- and secure with orange yarn.
  13. Gently draw a face on the tissue.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.

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