Looking for a Ghost Cut Out Template? 5 Free Spooky Printables

Last Updated on August 25, 2021 by Dee

I’m a visual artist and I love to find creative ways to fill the world with art.

Here are some free templates for cutting out ghosts that you can print and use in your own artwork or give as a gift!   

These free ghost cut out templates will be perfect if you’re doing some Halloween crafting, have kids who want to make their own decorations, or just need something spooky for a project.

These cutouts are fun for all ages and there’s no limit on how many times you can download them! Happy haunting!

5 Free Ghost Cut Out Templates

Large Spooky Ghost

Large Scary Ghost Cut out Template

A large scary bat to add extra spookiness to your Halloween party or Halloween decor! This template is perfect to use on your entrance door.

Another cool idea is to print this out on cardstock and cut it out with scissors, hole punch, and attach it to string so that it hangs from a ceiling light fixture or across a doorway.

Large Happy Ghost Cut Out

Large happy Ghost Cut out Template

A happy ghost printable to add some Halloween cheer to your home or party decor! Print this out on cardstock and cut it out with scissors.

Large Standard Ghost Cut Out Printable Template

large ghost cut out printable template on a purple background

A fun way to jazz up your door is with this ghost decoration!

You could also print it on white paper, punch a hole in the top, and string or ribbon through the hole for a fun Halloween garland or wreath!

Three Cute Ghosts

three cute ghosts printable template

A cutout of three cute ghosts to print and hang on your door, window, or elsewhere!

Three Standard Ghosts

three ghosts printable template

A fun ghost cutout that you can print and color. This one is great for kids!

How do you use your printable ghost cut out template?

All of these ghost cut out templates can be used in your art journal, creative journal, junk journal, bullet journal (I love them all!).

Use them for crafting, school projects, décor, posters, bulletin boards, invitations, wedding stationery (hmmm… I won’t judge you if that’s your thing), birthday cards… and really anything your mind can conceive of!

Watercolor Brush Pen Cute Ghosts

watercolor brush pen ghost

I have used watercolor brush pens to create a tied-died ghost effect using one of the ghost templates above.

This is a fun and easy brush pen project that is great for both children and adults!

Watercolor brush pens are awesome for creating a watercolor effect for art and craft projects.

To help you out, I have put together these printable templates so that all you have to do is transfer the shape onto your watercolor paper and get on with the painting!

If you would like to try this out, you should transfer the ghost template to watercolor paper. This is how…

How to Transfer the Bat Outline to Watercolor Paper

outline of ghost
  1. Print out your ghost template on standard printer paper.
  2. Tape your printed template to a window with light behind it so that you can see the outline of the bat coming through.
  3. Using a soft lead pencil (2B, 4B, 6B, or 8B), trace over the printed outline of the ghost that you can see through the paper. Do this quite firmly so that you have left enough lead on the surface to be transferred easily onto the watercolor paper.
  4. Place your printed ghost template with the traced pencil outline face-down on your watercolor paper.
  5. Using your pencil once again, trace the printed ghost outline so that the pencil line gets transferred to your watercolor paper.
  6. Voila! You have your transferred shape, and you don’t need to hand- draw it yourself!
  7. Now you can use your watercolor or watercolor brush pens and start your painting!
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Other Ways to Use your Ghost Template Printables

Halloween Décor or just plain spooky décor.

Print out the ghost cut out templates and stick them onto your front door, postbox, windows, or walls using Blu tack or masking tape.

Use the ghost cut out template for pumpkin carving.

Print out the ghost template and trace it onto a pumpkin. Cut your shape from the pumpkin with a sharp knife, then use an ice cream scoop to remove all of the seeds inside before you carve!

Art Journaling.

Use your ghost templates to document a spooky story as part of the background for an art journal page or even just to doodle on.

[Related Post: A List of the Best Junk Journal Supplies]


Create a spooky ghost invitation using the templates above to announce your Halloween party! 

In this way, you can tell people what they should wear and how they will be able to find your home.

Coloring in.

You can use these ghost templates to do a coloring-in activity, either for yourself or with kids!

If you want them to be something other than black and white, print the template on colored paper.

Create Stickers.

Create your own spooky stickers by printing the ghost template on sticker paper and cutting out the ghost shapes.

You can then use these stickers for anything you like!

Use them as a fun way to label party favors, package up treats in gift bags or boxes, make place cards for your dinner table at Halloween and Christmas parties… the possibilities are endless with these printable templates!

Use them for decorating.

Print your ghost templates out on the back of cardstock and use these as decorations for your Halloween party, or anywhere you like!

Print them on normal paper and cut them out for décor, embellishments, and other crafty projects!

Try printing them on texture paper or even tracing paper. You can really get some great effects!


Whether you’re a crafter, an artist or just looking for some spooky Halloween decor, grab a free ghost cut out template to start your next spooky art project! Before you go, tell me how you are going to use your spooky templates?

Here are some other templates that you might like!

[7 Spooky Printable Bat Templates]

[Free Daisy Templates]

[Free Sunflower Printables]

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