The Many Faces of Mr. Boo

Smoothfoam halloween ghost decoration

Meet Mr. Boo, my newest Halloween ghost decoration. I had all Mr. Boo’s parts finished when my grandson showed up the other day. I figured I’d let him help me decide which face Mr. Boo should end up with (he likes stuff like that).

To him it was like a game of Mr. Potato Head (alright… we all had fun with it).

The Many Faces of Mr. Boo 2

Angry? Surprised? Confused? Happy? So many looks for one little ghost. And before you say it…yes, he does look a little like a Pac Man Ghost.

Smoothfoam Ghost Parts 9045

To make your own Mr. Boo, you’ll need:

12″ Smoothfoam Scrapbook Mount
2″ Smoothfoam ball
Hot wire foam cutter or craft knife
Black buttons
Acrylic paints – black, white
Craft glue
Adhesive letters
Black cardstock (optional)


Trace and cut out a ghost shape on the Smoothfoam sheet using the hot wire foam cutter or a craft knife. Cut the 2″ ball in half to use for the eyeballs.

Paint the ghost and eyeballs white. Mix black and white paint together to create light grey then paint it around the edges of the ghost to create a shadow.

Glue buttons on the top of the eyeballs, then glue the eyeballs on the ghost.

Paint black eyebrows and a mouth or cut facial features out of black card stock and glue them on. Glue on the “Boo” letters.

Add a self-adhesive magnet to the back if you have a metal front door, otherwise pin or glue a ribbon loop on the back for hanging.

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