Packing Tape Ghost

How to Make Packing Tape Ghost

A packing tape ghost is a sure way to give your neighbours a good scare and creep them out. And it’s very easy to make!

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This DIY ghost decor is good as a weekend project since it is a bit time consuming. However, it’s really easy to make regardless of what kind of ghost you wish to display.

Lady ghosts with long dresses are one of the scariest. We also find baby ghosts very creepy, too!

The only and most important thing you must have is very common — clear packing tape. If you don’t have a mannequin or dress form, you can use a real person to shape the ‘body’. We don’t suggest using a real person’s head for moulding the ghost’s head though! You’ll have to be resourceful if you don’t have a wig head :) To do this, simply wrap your form with the packing tape sticky side out first, so that you can easily separate the tape from the model once you’re done. You can also attach white plastic bags to the ghost form as part of its dress or even as its hair for movement!

This is not just an outdoor decor. This Halloween idea is also perfect indoors, especially since you can hang the ghosts on your ceiling, giving a floating effect!

Does this look like a good Halloween prank for your friends or family? Have a look at our album of packing tape ghosts below and get the link to the full tutorial below!


  • 3 rolls of Clear Packing Tape
  • White Plastic Bags (optional)
  • Dress Form, Mannequin or a Real Person
  • Wig Head
  • LED Lights (like these)
  • PVC Pipes / any stand you have available or a Hook and Strings (if you want to hang your ghost indoors)


  • Cutter
  • Scissors

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

You can get step-by-step instructions here




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