Glue ghosts make a great Halloween craft for kids of all ages. Since ghosts have no particular shape even the young kids can make a ghost that looks real. The great thing about this kids Halloween craft idea is that it is so easy and really inexpensive. You can dress up your ghost or just add eyes and a mouth to the ghost.
You can make fun and friendly ghosts or make the shape more spooky. Just hang these around the house for some great and easy Halloween decorations.
- White glue
- Wax Paper
- Black paper or marker
- Buttons, beads or other accessories (optional)
- Paper clip
How to Make Glue Ghosts for Halloween
Step 1: Lay out wax paper. Use one large sheet to hold all the ghosts you plan to make or set out several smaller sheets of wax paper for each one.
Step 2: Pour the glue onto the wax paper starting with the outline of your ghost shape. Then fill in the rest of the ghost with the glue.
Tip: If you want to have a really scary looking ghost leave some spots empty (no glue) to create a neat and different looking ghost.
Step 3: Leave the glue on the wax paper to dry completely. This can take 2 to 3 days depending on how much glue and how big the ghosts are.
Step 4: For this step, you can add the eyes and mouth (and other accessories) while the glue is still wet. Just cut out some eyes and a mouth with black paper and lay them on top of the glue where they need to be.
Tip: In order to keep the paper from sinking into the glue, wait for about an hour before doing this step. This gives the glue some time to set up but will still be wet so the paper will stick.
Step 5: If you want to dress up your ghost, add some buttons, ribbons or what ever you want while the glue is still wet. Just set the items where they need to be.
Step 6: As an option to cut out eyes and mouth you can wait until the glue is completely dry and then draw them on with a black marker.
Step 7: Once the glue is completely dry it will blend in with the wax paper. Simply (and carefully) peel your glue ghost from the wax paper.
Step 8: Using a paper clip, poke through the glue at the top of the ghost. Then simply put some string on the paper clip to hang these guys around the house or classroom.
For this kids Halloween craft you will have to be patient to wait for them to dry. The thicker the glue the sturdy the ghost however the less see through they will be. Try several different ghosts in different shapes. Make some heavy in glue and some less. You can even add some fun webbing or white tissue paper to these ghosts. Just add these items while the glue is still wet.