Get your Halloween off to a spooky start by turning your regular pics into Halloween Haunted Family Photos with just a couple super easy supplies!
Friends, I think these Halloween haunted family photos might be my favorite Halloween craft ever. These seriously bring me joy! I want to add cute little ghosts to every photo in my entire house!
I am one of those people who prefers cutesy Halloween decor over scary Halloween decor. Nope, not interested in realistic zombies, thank you very much! If that’s your thing though, that’s cool, you do you! These cute little ghostly visitors can go either way, adorable or creepy, depending on how you make them look.
Mine are on the cute side with waving arms and simple faces and my kids loved it when they noticed them peeking out from our now haunted family photos!
Did I mention the best part of this easy Halloween craft yet? It seriously takes about 2 minutes and is completely reversible and won’t damage your precious family pics at all!
The secret’s all in the supplies you use. But good news, you might already have what you need at home! Let’s haunt your family photos!
Halloween Haunted Family Photos Instructions
Family photo in a frame
Sharpie or other permanent marker
- First, choose a family picture. Make sure your family photo is in a frame that has glass or plexiglass in front of the print. We want to make sure not to damage the actual photo when we add our ghosts!
- When choosing a family photo, pick one that has somewhere for your ghosts to hide. My first photo has the fence behind my kids for a ghost to peek out from. My other photo has a building behind that a ghost can hide behind. You can also have them peek out from the edge of the frame.
- You can do this quick craft two ways, with Glad Press n’ Seal plastic wrap, which you might already have at home. Or with frosted window privacy film which you also might already have at home. I would not recommend something sticky like contact paper, that might leave sticky residue on the glass.
- Use sharp scissors to cut a little ghost shape to fit your photo. Make sure your scissors are really sharp. I started with a duller pair and it was hard to get a nice cut. I thought it helped to use the flat edge of the plastic wrap as one edge of my ghost so I could easily line him up with the fence.
- Stick the ghost gently to the glass front of your photo frame (NOT to the actual photo inside). If you are using removable frosted privacy film follow the directions to apply that to the glass. The type of privacy film I suggested uses a small mist of water to get it to cling to the glass.
- Use a black permanent marker to draw the ghost face on top of the Press n’ Seal wrap. Obviously, don’t draw on the glass or photo print or it will be permanent.
And that’s it! Repeat for as many pictures as you want and enjoy your haunted family photos all Halloween!
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