Monday, October 25, 2010

Marshmallow Ghosts

Here are the treats that I'm making for the boy's Halloween parties:

These little ghosts are pretty darn easy and, honestly,  it's kinda nice that you can only get so much candy in there! (Remember, I'm the scrooge of Halloween!  ha ha!)   I couldn't decide on which paper to use so some are made from wax paper and some from parchment paper.

I didn't take photos (boo!) but here's a quick little tutorial:

Supplies you'll need to make the bags:
parchment or wax paper
all purpose scissors
thin wire or twisty ties
washi tape (optional)

CUT wax/parchment paper.  I first tore off a 12 inch piece of wax paper from the box.  Then I folded the paper in half and cut it with a papercutter into 2 inch strips.  Each ghost ended up being 6 inches tall and 2 inches wide.  They fit around 15 mini marshmallows.  If you want to add more, make the ghosts longer and/or wider!

{I was able to get 6 ghosts out of the 12" wide wax paper and 7 ghosts out of the 15" wide parchment paper.}

GLUE edges of wax/parchment paper with a white non-toxic glue.  Glue all of the edges EXCEPT for the shortest side.  Dry until clear.

DRAW your cute little ghost face.  I made mine all friendly little ghosts, but you can get much more creative!

TRIM your ghosts so the top is rounded instead of square.  Completely optional of course.  You can also flip it around and use the open end as the top of the ghost and just twist off the top.  I chose to tie mine so I could use my orange washi tape. 

ADD MINI MARSHMALLOWS  I used the back of a chopstick to pack them in there.  I was able to get around 15 marshmallows into each ghost.

TIE OFF with a twisty tie.  If you want to add color, you can use washi tape, strips of fabric, or strips of paper and reinforce them with thin wire (and maybe mod podge if you use paper).  I did a combo of covering twisty ties and thin wire (24 gauge) with orange washi tape.

Just a few more to do!  Hope you're having a spooktacular week!!!

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