Petrifying Paper-mâché Ghosts

Image courtesy of www.marthastewart.com

Time to get a little messy! Try these paper-mâché ghosts out for a fun family activity. Your kids can do the messy part of applying the gluey strips, and you can cut out the face for them.

Heres what you need:

– Empty jars
– Wheat paste
– White tissue paper
– Paintbrush
– Clothespins and clothesline
– Utility knife
– Scissors
– Pencil
– Needle
– Thirty-gauge wire
– Protective gloves
– Large balloon

The main idea is to rest a blown-up balloon onto a jar, and paste the white tissue paper onto the balloon. Keep overlapping the tissue paper, making the ghost longer. After the tissue paper dries, you will pop the balloon and remove it. You will then have to use a knife to carve out the face. Martha Stewart‘s website provides step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Just by adding a small flashlight, battery-powered tea light, or the simplest option, a glow stick,  you will be able to light up your front yard with these spooky spirits!

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