Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ghost Tree ~

I'm having a good time preparing for the upcoming 4th grade Fall/Halloween Party.  

As much as I talk about "weaning" from these school responsibilities, 
I have to admit the party planning is kind of fun. 

This is a treat for the kids in the classroom and something my daughter could help make.

You start out with a Tootsie Pop. 


Wrap the Tootsie Pop with a paper towel, 
(we used the paper towels that pull apart into half sizes).

 Tie a yarn ribbon around the ghosts neck and add eyes/nose with a black Sharpie.

I spray painted this terra cotta pot with black chalkboard paint and added 
the "Trick or Treat" with chalk, what else?

This styrofoam "tree" worked great to poke the Tootsie Pops into.

I carefully tucked the ghosts into the pot and kept adding to the top of the tree.


The tree is full ~ 30 in all.

I added a pop of color with an orange Halloween ribbon.


It was a great craft that I could do with my 9yo daughter.  
She colored the ghosts faces and helped tie the ribbons.

Hope the kids will enjoy their boo-tiful treat!

I'm linking to the following parties:
Sunday Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party at I Heart Naptime 


  1. That's adorable! You can also use white coffee filters. I'm sure the class will love them!

  2. It's an adorable treat and I love how your daughter was able to help with it too!! I'm a new follower!Come on over to visit!

  3. This is an awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. They will love it! That is so cute! I could do this with the four year old. She would love to make the faces!

  5. I haven't seen anything like this yet. Very clever and the kids will love it.

  6. Cute! My school used to sell these when I was little a long long time ago lol! Come link up to my party

  7. Absolutely love this!!! You're so creative!!! I am happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Also, be sure to link up your sweet creations each Friday at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  8. That is super cute and so festive!

  9. I used to make those when my kids were young, minus the tree . Very cool.