Kids Halloween Crafts: Cute Recycled Soda Bottle Ghosts


Instead of throwing away all those soda bottles left over from the last family get together, why not make a memory out of them? These soda bottle ghosts make the perfect kids Halloween craft activity while teaching your children how to creatively recycle.

Items You'll Need to Create Your Halloween Ghost Family

Here is what you'll need:

  • Empty soda bottles
  • Cheesecloth
  • Modge Podge
  • Scraps of felt in different colors
  • kitchen scisoors
  • sponge applicator
  • hot glue gun
  • LED tealights

Very carefully, trim the top off your soda bottle. Trace around the bottle with a permanent marker to give you a guide.

Get your favorite little helper to cover those bottles with Modge Podge, while you cut up some cheesecloth to cover your soda bottles. You want enough to drape over your bottle twice.

Now comes the fun part. Using a crayon, draw your faces for your ghosts, and whatever else you want to put on your ghost family. Cut them out.

Using your glue gun, place the eyes, mouth and whatever else on your ghost. Have fun with it!

Add your LED lights under each ghost to get a really fun, dramatic look for your creation.

Here we are! Mommy, Daddy, Big sister and Little Sister! Aren't we the scariest ghosts ever?

What fun kids Halloween crafts are you making this holiday season?


14 responses to “Kids Halloween Crafts: Cute Recycled Soda Bottle Ghosts”

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  2. Julia says:

    Hi Vanessa! I really like your blog and your crafting ideas! What a great way to get even the youngest members of your family involved with such a fun holiday like Halloween! This project actually really reminded me of the Mummy Water Bottle project that is part of the Top 20 Halloween Crafts for Kids page on Fave Crafts ( It’s definitely worth checking out! Have a great day!

  3. Kirsten says:

    This is such a cute idea for a Halloween craft kids can enjoy making. If you’re looking for some similar craft ideas, you might be interested in the ones we’ve found:

  4. Kristy says:

    WAY TOO CUTE! And these really do seem easy enough for kids to make. And if the soda bottles are green, I wonder if the light would look greenish? That would be cool too!

  5. […] wearing…so appropriate for spending time on a mantel, don’t you think? Head on over to Mom It Forward for the tutorial so you can make these cute little ghosts […]

  6. Just posted about this cute little craft on Craft Gossip… love the daisy in the girl ghosts ‘hair’ 🙂

  7. kc says:

    Love the reuse of plastic bottles!

  8. Glenda M says:

    I adore these. Wish they had posted before now and my craft group could have done them. They look great and would be a big hit.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. eilval says:

    Love these Recylcled Soda Bottle Ghosts . Will pin this on my Halloween board – thanks for sharing !

  10. So cute!!! We featured your adorable ghosts on our Top 13 Eco-Friendly Halloween crafts round-up!

  11. heyhotmess says:

    Thanks, Jadah! Cute post. Those ideas are all really cute. ^Brooke

  12. Brenda says:

    What a great idea! I love people who are always thinking out of the box! Great job! I work in a Alzheimer’s facility and these would be perfect for the residents to make! Thanks for sharing and posting.

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