Spook up your festivities with these 48 ghost templates that are all free to download and print! These templates are ideal for cutting out, creating eerie Halloween decorations, DIY gift tags, sewing, ornaments, coloring, and so much more!
In this collection, we’ve illustrated an assortment of ghostly figures featuring traditional sheet ghosts, spooky specters draped in mystery, charmingly cute phantom faces, as well as minimalist modern interpretations, plus a ton more!
To use any of these free templates, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF templates are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Uses For Printable Ghost Templates
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring pages!
10. Halloween Greeting Card Embellishments
My ghost templates would make an adorable adornment for DIY Halloween greeting cards that you can send to all your friends and family.
Have your kids color in and decorate the ghosts however they want; then, they’ll cut them out and paste them onto the front of the cards.
There is nothing quite so thoughtful as a handmade card, especially around Halloween!
9. Halloween Party Decorations
My ghost templates would make excellent and inexpensive Halloween party decorations – you only need a little imagination.
For example, you could cut them out individually, have your kids decorate them or add faces, and then hang them up on the wall behind the food table.
Or you could string them up with different lengths of twine and hang them from an embroidery hoop – boom, you have a DIY ghost mobile!
You could also string them up, side by side, and create bunting, perfect for hanging over a doorway.
8. Halloween Party Treat Bag Embellishments
If you’re passing out treat bags at your next Halloween party, you can make them oh-so-cute by embellishing them with my ghost templates.
It’s very simple – just draw on ghostly faces or have your kids decorate them, cut them out, and paste them into plain gift bags (which you can find at any dollar store).
Make sure the glue goes all the way to the edges, though – you don’t want the cut-outs catching on something and ripping.
7. Cotton Ball Ghosts
For a fun and simple craft that is perfect for preschoolers, make my cotton ball ghosts – all you need are cotton balls and glue.
Choose one of my larger ghost templates and print off as many as you need. Then you’ll instruct your kids to glue the cotton balls down, staying within the lines.
They can also add little cut-out mouths and eyes on top!
6. Classroom Activities
My ghost templates are ideal for teachers to use for classroom activities, especially around Halloween when the whole world has gone spooky.
For example, you could draw lines on one of the larger ghosts, make as many copies as needed, and have the kids write their own ghost stories.
You could also cut out three or four ghosts, paste them all on a single piece of poster board, fill them in with cotton balls and have your students guess how many cotton balls there are.
The one who gets closest without going over wins a prize.
5. Stapled Ghost Puffs
A fun little craft, these stapled ghost puffs are super cute, and you end up with really adorable Halloween decorations.
You’ll print out two of the same template per child and have them decorate or simply draw a face on one of the pages.
Then they’ll cut out both templates and start stapling them together, going around the edges.
When it’s about halfway stapled, they’ll fill it with tissues, cotton balls, and even bunched-up tissue paper, then continue stapling around until the puff is closed.
4. Your Kid’s Face Here Ghost Crafts
You’ll need a clear picture of your kid’s face for this craft, and you can utilize either one of my smaller ghost templates or a larger one (depending on the size of your photo).
Have your kid cut out the ghost and then cut out a circle where the face would go. You will glue the picture to it from the bottom so that your kid’s face faces outward.
Then they’ll glue the entire ghost to a piece of construction paper, and they can embellish however they see fit, whether writing their names on the ghost or creating a spooky background.
3. Halloween Party Games
You’ve heard of Pin the Tail on the Donkey – have you heard of Pin the Face on the Ghost?
You can find ghost face printables, cut those out, and hang up one of my ghost templates on a wall or tree.
Then you’ll blindfold the kids, spin them around, and give them a face to try and pin to the ghost.
Or, remember the stapled ghost puffs a few entries up? You could make those per the instructions, except add a few rocks or marbles to the inside.
Then take two large, clean garbage cans or laundry baskets (you get the idea) and set them up at a manageable distance for the kids’ ages.
They will toss the stapled ghost puffs and try to make them into the cans or baskets. Each kid gets two or three tries!
2. Pumpkin Carving Stencil
You could also use my ghost templates as pumpkin carving stencils to help guide your knife.
You’ll print out the template you want to use and then trace just inside the lines with a black Sharpie, mimicking the ghost’s shape. Be sure to draw on eyes and a mouth!
Next, you’ll cut out those spaces between the two lines; you can apply the stencil to the pumpkin and Sharpie to the open space of the stencil.
1. Halloween Posters/Signs
If you’re advertising for a Halloween party or event, you can use my ghost templates as decoration to add a touch of cute and spooky.
Simply use the rectangular selection feature in your PDF file, select the ghost you want to use, then copy or cut and paste it into your document.