Make the perfect backpack for your Halloween trick or treating with this Cardboard Ghost Backpack!
What you’ll need:
- Cardboard box (whatever size you what it to be)
- Hot Glue
- Paint or spray paint
- Ribbon for the straps
- Felt to create the face, decorations, pocket
- Yarn, glitter & stickers if you want extra decorations to add to it
Step 1: Trace and cutout your ghost on the cardboard for the base of the backpack
Step 2: Paint your cardboard shape and let it dry
Step 3: Trace and cutout your felt shapes. Hot glue them to your shape/ghost
Step 4: Cut out your box for the back to collect candy in. It can be as big as you like, just make sure it’s even to create a pocket
Step 5: Again, paint then cover with the felt
Step 6: With hot glue, create a pocket with the cardboard as you can see in the example here.
Step 7: Once the pocket is secure, attach with hot glue again the ribbon for the straps (you could punch holes and tie a knot to secure the ribbon). We fell in love with this velvet ribbon.
Step 8: You can use this to go trick or treating or even as a scavenger hunt around the house
Now your DIY Cardboard Ghost Backpack is done and ready as the finishing touch to the perfect halloween costume!
If you love this DIY Cardboard Ghost Backpack be sure to check out these DIY Hocus Pocus Clothespin Dolls to add to it!