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Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

Gather your children and make this fun Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft for Halloween. A variety of bottles are filled with ploy-fil and decorated with black felt ghost faces to make a spooky set of ghosts for your home. 

Recycled Bottle Ghost

This craft is easy for kids to make with the help of an adult. This is a great craft to keep your kids busy and reuse bottles from your recycling bin.

You can even make a ghost family that resembles YOUR family.

Add additional features, accessories, and even clothing with felt.

Add a glow stick inside and then turn out the lights for a spooky look.

There are so many fun things you can add to this simple Halloween craft.

You can use this fun ghost craft to decorate areas of your home for Halloween.

Place them on your fireplace mantel, table, coffee table, etc.

This set of Bottle Ghosts will add a little bit of Halloween fun to any area you place them in. 

In about 30 minutes, you’ll have a few Ghosts made out of recycled bottles to decorate your home for Halloween!

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

HOW TO MAKE RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOSTS

Bottles are filled with poly-fil and decorated like ghosts for a fun budget-friendly Halloween craft the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific material amounts and detailed instructions in the printable craft at the bottom of this post.

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RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT MATERIALS

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

These cute Recycled Bottle Ghosts use easy-to-find materials to create a spooky Halloween craft your family will love.

Save your plastic bottles for this craft.

The other materials can be purchased at a craft store or online through places like Amazon.

All you need is:

RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT INSTRUCTIONS

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

Wash and thoroughly dry the plastic beverage bottles, and then remove all labels.

The bottles I used bottles are a 2-liter soda, 1-liter water bottle, and a 16 oz. seltzer bottle.

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

Carefully cut off the neck of the bottles with a craft knife. If you don’t have a craft knife, a pair of sharp scissors will work. Let the adults do this step.

Make sure that the bottle ghosts are all different sizes and heights. Don’t worry if some of the glue is left on the plastic bottle. Just turn it to the back.

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

Draw ghost faces onto the black felt with the white chalk pencil, and then cut out with scissors.

Spooky, scary, cute, and sassy are just a few of the fun features that you can create with the kiddos.

TIP: Cut inside the drawn lines so that you end up with a clean, finished project.

If you don’t have felt you can use black craft foam or construction paper.

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

Stuff the bottles with poly-fil by tearing off sections of the fiberfill and packing it inside.

Another great way to involve the kids!

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

Carefully attach the features to the ghosts with a low temp glue gun and glue sticks.

You could also use tacky liquid glue, glue dots, or even a strong glue stick.

In about half an hour, you’ll have a few Recycled Bottle Ghosts that are sure to become a new favorite decoration every Halloween!

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made crafts out of pop bottles, don’t worry!

Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT?

This Recycled Bottle Ghost craft takes approximately 35 minutes to make a few ghosts. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 5 minutes to wash and dry the bottles
  • Close to 5 minutes to cut off the neck of the bottles
  • Around 15 minutes to cut out felt ghost faces
  • 5 minutes to stuff with poly-fil
  • 5 minutes to attach the ghost features. 
Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

CAN I REUSE THESE RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFTS EACH YEAR?

You can reuse these fun Recycled Bottle Ghost Crafts every year.

It will be a great addition to your homemade Halloween decor items. 

CAN I USE COTTON BALLS INSTEAD OF USING POLY-FIL?

Yes, you can fill the ghosts with cotton balls instead of poly-fil.

You can use any white puffy material you have at home.

You could also use a paper towel, toilet paper, etc.

You can use anything that is white. You could also paint the bottles white instead of filling them with white material. 

CAN I USE ANY TYPE OF BOTTLE?

Yes, you can use any type or size of bottle as long as it is clear plastic.

Large soda bottles and small water bottles will work great for this craft.

Go digging through your recycle bin and find an assortment of bottles. 

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

WHAT DIY HALLOWEEN CRAFTS GO WELL WITH A RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT?

Recycled Bottle Ghosts go well with a wide variety of budget-friendly Halloween crafts. These crafts would be fun to make together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT?

These cute Recycled Bottle Ghosts not only look great, but they’re also incredibly versatile.

Try adding some spider cobwebs all over the ghosts. 

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT

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RECYCLED BOTTLE GHOST CRAFT

Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft

Gather your children and make this fun Recycled Bottle Ghost Craft for Halloween. A variety of bottles are filled with ploy-fil and decorated with black felt ghost faces to make a spooky set of ghosts for your home. 

Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Recycled Soda and Water Bottles in different sizes
  • Poly-Fil from Fairfield
  • Kunin Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Black
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • White Chalk Pencil

Instructions

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry plastic beverage bottles, and then remove all labels. These bottles are a 2 liter soda, a 1 liter water and a 16 oz. seltzer. You can use any type or size bottle as long as it is clear plastic. Carefully cut off the neck of the bottles with a craft knife. If you don’t have a craft knife, a pair of sharp scissors will work. Let the adults do this step.
  2. Make sure that the bottle ghosts are all different sizes and heights. Don’t worry if some of the glue is left on the plastic bottle. Just turn it to the back.
  3. Draw ghost faces onto Black Felt with the White Chalk Pencil, and then cut out with scissors. Spooky, scary, cute, and sassy are just a few of the fun features that you can create with the kiddos. TIP: Cut inside the drawn lines so that you end up with a clean, finished project. If you don’t have felt you can use black craft foam or construction paper.
  4. Stuff the bottles with Poly-Fil from Fairfield by tearing off sections of the fiberfill and packing it inside. Another great way to involve the kids!
  5. Carefully attach the features to the ghosts with a low temp glue gun and glue sticks. You could also use tacky liquid glue, glue dots, or even a strong glue stick.
  6. Make a ghost family that resembles YOUR family. Add additional features, accessories and even clothing with felt. Add a glow stick inside and then turn out the lights for some fun tricks!

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this DIY Halloween craft as much as my family does!

If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!

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