I was thinking the other day about Halloween crafts I used to do as a kid and I remembered my mom making these for us, then showing us how to make them as we got older. Tootsie Roll Pop ghosts. Tons O' fun, right?
But then I got to thinking, ghosts are so BORING. All they do is go around whining about how dead they are, like "Oooooohhhhh, I'm so deeeaaaaaddddddd." Lame. Therefore, I decided to
Meet Adam. That's the monster's actual name, donchyaknow? It was given to him by the author of the book he stars in (if you haven't read it). Victor "Frankenstein" was actually the creator but people get that confused and think that the actual monster is called Frankenstein. Well I'm here to tell you, they're wrong. Don't feel bad though, I didn't know either until I looked it up on the Internet, because you know, the internet is pure truth.
To make Adam, all you need is green and black construction paper, silver sequins (for the bolts), a fine-tipped marker, gluestick, and a Tootsie Roll Pop.
Cut a rectangle measuring approximately 5" by 2.25" out of the green paper. Wrap it around the Pop BUT DONT GLUE YET. Mark where you want the bolts to go, then unwrap the paper and glue the sequins on. Draw a face above and in-between the bolts (don't forget the scars!), and glue the edges together by laying the Pop down and wrapping the paper around it (edges will overlap about 1"). With your monster's face now on the Pop, turn him upside down on your black construction paper and trace around the green tube, this will be his hair. Draw another circle around the traced one, but add an extra 1/4" all around and if you want him to have jagged bangs like mine, account for that when drawing that line. Cut out your bigger circle and fold in at the inner line. It won't fold perfectly, because it's a circle, but that's okay because this guy's a monster and the last thing he cares about it the way his hair looks. Run your glue stick all around the top edge of your green tube then stick his hair on and hold for a good 10 seconds. Done. Now you can go show him off. Don't blame me if he gets rejected though, that's just how his life goes, it seems.
If you're tired of making Lame-O "I'm so dead I could moan" ghosts, give Adam a try. It's so easy, you can do it one-handed.
P.S. I don't really think ghosts are lame. As long as they have a job with decent pay and good hours, they're alright in my book.