Halloween is fast approaching, decorate your house with spooky easy-to-make ghosts.
- Gauze Pads / Large 4 inches x 4 inches (10.1 cm by 10.1 cm)
- White Glue – such as Elmer’s
- Googly Eyes or Paint to give your ghosts eyes and a mouth
- Glow in the Dark Spray Paint (optional) Purchased at WalMart, Michael’s, etc.
- Find a base for the ghost such as a toilet paper tube or a drinkable yogurt bottle. You will want the base to be taller than the width.
- Open up the gauze and remove the paper backing if applicable.
- Take some white glue and put it in a bowl. Add about 3 parts glue to every 1 part water (for instance 3 tbs of glue & 1 tbs of water). You’ll want to thin the glue out a little bit, but if it’s too watery, it won’t work. So, if the kids are helping with this part, be sure to watch carefully.
- Soak the gauze in the water/glue mixture. Squeeze the gauze to remove the excess mixture, since you don’t want it to be too heavy. Then drape it over your container base and wait for it to dry.
- Once the ghosts are dry, spray paint them with Glow in the Dark Paint, wait for them to dry again and then add cute little faces. You can make a ghost garland by stringing them up on a fishing line.
You can find this craft and more on the Local Fun for Kids website.