Along our October theme of having no time, we made this super easy ghost. (By we, I mean Brenna, age 11). Do I have to say it? Ok, I love him. Materials list: large styroam head, two packages of cheese cloth, and black paint. Bonus, I used a fifty percent off coupon on the styrofoam head. The cheese cloth is less than three bucks and we had the paint.
We draped the cheese cloth over the ball. Brenna finger painted the face. We could have ended it there, but Brenna used scissors to shred the cheese cloth at the bottom. We used a low heat glue gun (hot would have melted the styrofoam) to secure our nail on the top of his head. Hung on tree. Done.