Bead Colors Needed PER GHOST:
- Purple - 2
- White - 109
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. Depending on which finishing options you choose, you will also need:
- Purple ribbon: 1/4 and 1/8 inch wide
- Candy treat bags
- Coffee stirs or popsicle sticks
- White sheet
- Black paper
Download the PDF for the Friendly Ghost Party Project Pattern. You will use the large square pegboard to create your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place the beads following the pattern; it allows you to make three ghosts on the pegboard at one time.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make any assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Doorknob Invitations: Make one ghost for each invitation. Create an invitation on your computer and print out—we chose white lettering on a purple background, sized to 2 x 6 inches. Use deckle-edge scissors to trim your invitation allowing extra space at the top.
Cut an 8 inch length of 1/8 inch wide ribbon. Thread each end from front to back through a bead at the top of the ghost’s hands. Tie the ends in a knot.
Fold over the top of the paper invitation and crease. Adhere the top of the invitation to the ghost with foam adhesive.
Deliver your invitations by hanging them on the doorknobs at the homes of your guests.
Cupcake Toppers: Make one ghost for each cupcake you wish to decorate. Apply foam adhesive to the back of the ghost. Press a coffee stir or popsicle stick onto the adhesive with about 2 inches extending below the ghost. Insert into the cupcake.
Candy Treat Packages: Make one ghost for each candy treat package. Fill the treat package with candies. Cut 1/4 inch ribbon into 8 inch lengths and tie the packages closed with a ribbon bow. Use foam adhesive to stick a ghost to the front of each package.
Candy Favors: Make one ghost for each favor. Thread 1/8 inch ribbon through the top bead of the ghost and tie it to the candy wrapper.
Friendly Ghost Centerpiece: Use a white sheet or tablecloth for the body of the ghost. For the head, use a large styrofoam or plastic ball.
Tie the fabric around the ball with several pieces of 1/4 inch ribbon and tie in a bow.
Cut two eyes from black paper. Crumple them, then smooth them out and adhere them in place with foam adhesive.