Monday, April 2, 2012

Gluey Ghosts

Boo! Try these crazy easy ghost decorations next Halloween.

You will need:
  • White yarn, cut into long strips
  • White glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Black construction paper, cut into ghost mouth shapes
  • Clear fishing wire
  • Waxed paper

How to:
  1. On a sheet of waxed paper, lay yarn into ghosts shapes. They don't have to be the same size.
  2. Fill in the ghost outlines with glue.
  3. Use a popsicle stick (or your finger) to spread the glue, making sure it spreads the entire width of each ghost. Place googly eyes and paper mouths on each ghost.
  4. Let dry overnight. Check on it every couple of hours. The glue may pool in some spots, leaving "holes". Just spread the wet glue back over any holes that form.
  5. Once dry, carefully pull off the waxed paper, string the top of each ghost with fishing wire and hang.
  6. Be scared!
Elliott really liked this craft. It was easy enough for him to do on his own and he really liked filling each ghost with glue. I hung these banner style on the fireplace mantle and they looked cute, but were constantly flipping over the wrong way. Next time I would hang each one individually. Elliott wanted to keep these, but after about a week, the glue started yellowing.

Elliott's Evaluation:
I don't remember doing this. I think I probably liked it, but I don't remember this.

1 comment:

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