Need some fun, easy, and cheap Halloween decorations for your next Halloween event or classroom party? Try making these super easy DIY Light Ghost crafts from BINGOBONGO Learning!
Halloween is a popular holiday for kids and adults around the world. It’s also a great way to motivate kids to learn while having fun wearing costumes and drooling for candy. At our English school here in Japan, Step by Step Eikaiwa, we have a huge Halloween party every year, so we’re always looking for fun crafts and activities to make the party exciting. This year, we came up with these super fun, super cute, and super cheap DIY light ghosts to decorate our school and classrooms. Not only are they big and eye-catching, but they’re a little spooky if you turn off the lights and let them swing in the air with their glowing hands.
With the recent Halloween culture boom here in Japan, we’ve noticed that a lot of the decorations at stores are small and overpriced. So if you’re on a budget and looking for a great addition to your Halloween decoration collection, these DIY light ghosts are big, exciting, and won’t break the bank. In fact, they only cost about 300 yen (about $3) per ghost. We got all the supplies at the local 100-yen shop (dollar store), and it just takes a few minutes to put them together. These could even be made by students as a classroom craft or a Halloween party activity.
The supplies to make DIY light ghosts can be found at any 100-yen shop such as Daiso or Seria or ordered online. The simplicity of these ghosts is in the clip-on LED lights which make putting the ghost together incredibly easy. Our DIY light ghosts use a plastic strainer, 2 LED clip lights, a white trash bag, black tape (or felt or construction paper), some zip ties and fishing line. You can add more lights, a nose, or a mouth to make an even scarier or funnier light-up ghost.