A piece of paper is folded and cut into a boo-tiful design. Reprinted with permission from "Paper Monsters & Curious Creatures," © 2014 by Hiroshi Hayakawa, Lark Crafts, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Illustrations by Hiroshi Hayakawa. Photography by Lark Books.

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Using the Paper Ghost template, score the folding lines on card stock paper with an awl. Then cut along all the solid lines, including the eyes and mouth.

Step 2

Squeeze in the hips while pushing up the center of the bottom of the body with your finger from underneath to raise the tail.

Step 3

Roll the tail over a dowel to shape it.

Step 4

Fold down the tongue. Fold over the arms to the front of the body.

Step 5

Roll the tongue over a dowel to curve it.

Step 6

Paint the tongue red. Add any other colors you'd like to your Ghost. Follow the Paper Ghost visual instructions for further reference.


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