How to Make Pop Up Ghost Halloween Invitations

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Halloween Crafts - How to Make Pop Up Ghost Halloween Invitations

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Planning a Halloween party? You can make these fun Halloween invitations with your kids. They're so easy to make, you'll be able to create several at once. (Hint: When making a bunch of cards, first make the components--the base, any borders, and in this case, the ghost that will pop up inside the card--and then assemble them. It's fun, and it speeds things up, much like an assembly line would!)

Read on for easy instructions on how to make these cute pop up Halloween invitations.

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Gather the materials you will need to make these Halloween invitations.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

  • To make these fun Halloween invitations, you will need just a few materials:

  • black lightweight card stock paper or construction paper
  • orange lightweight card stock paper or construction paper (One 8 1/2" x 11" sheet will make two invitations.)
  • ghost-shape cookie cutter
  • scissors
  • glue stick or adhesive tape roller
  • fun kids' craft scissors such as paper edger scissors
  • scissors
  • markers (orange, green, and black)

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Make small snips in the spine of your card.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Take an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of orange card stock or construction paper and cut it in half so that you have an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of paper.

Fold your paper in half and make two small snips in the spine as shown. (The cuts should be even in size and about an inch apart.)

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Push the cut piece through the spine of the card.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Open the card and push the piece of the spine between the cuts into the card.

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Close the card again.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

When you close the invitation, the card should look like this, with a small space missing in the spine of the card.

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Make the ghost and glue it to the card.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Take your cookie cutter and use it to trace the shape of the ghost. Cut out the shape and add eyes and a mouth. (Hint: Flip the ghost over when you are adding the face so that you don't see any pencil lines on the ghost.)

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Glue the ghost to the inside of the card.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Open the card and glue the ghost to the little platform-like piece of paper you created in the previous step. (Hint: Fold the bottom of the ghost a bit so that it sits upright against the platform. Use glue or double-sided adhesive tape to secure the ghost to the inside of the card.

Kids will absolutely love this step of this Halloween craft; it's so much fun to make, and they love watching the ghost pop up when you open the card!

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Cut strips of black paper to make a border.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Use your paper edger scissors to cut some strips of black paper to use as borders for the front of the card. (Make sure the top strip is wide enough to over the missing piece in the spine.)

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Glue on the strips of paper to make the edges.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Glue the strips of black paper onto the edges of the front of your card. Trim any hanging pieces to fit.

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Write the message on the front of the card.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Write your message with a marker on the front of the card. You can write "Halloween Party" or "You're Invited" or a similar message to show that these are Halloween invitations.

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Write out the party details inside the card.

Halloween invitations
Katherine Lee

Lastly, write out the information about your Halloween party such as date, time, and place on the inside of the card.

You and your child will love making these Halloween invitations, and your friends will be delighted to receive such fun cards!



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