Yes, I know Halloween is in three days, but I guarantee you that this ghost is very easy to make and fast too! And best of all, it will be a BIG one and sway in the wind in your yard....and you can see through it too, so it's really spooky! It will take you longer to read this article than it will to make your first ghost!
The second photo above shows using one long panel. You can make the bottom wavy and narrow, like in this sketch. Or you can leave it wide and wavy like the photo above or make a fringe on the bottom like in the photo below. Just make sure you cut off the hem of the curtain.
After you cut out your ghost, draw and cut out the mouth and two eyes. You can make an open mouth or add teeth at the top or bottom if you want. I used a black marker to draw around the mouth and eyes, although you don't have to do this.
You will need a 3/8 dowel or something similar, even a straight stick will work, to hang your ghost up. I painted my dowel black so it wouldn't show at night.
Thread the dowel through one hand, then the head, then the other hand using the rod pocket or the top hem above the rod pocket. . Attach a long cord, I used dark brown, to hang your ghost in your yard. On one ghost I twisted the arm one time before putting it on the dowel...just for fun.
Total time to cut them out and paint around the mouth and eyes - less than an hour. A flashlight in a coffee can pointed at your ghost will be spooky too! Have fun!!