Easy Halloween Light Up Ghost Craft! (2 Options)

5 Materials
$1
10 Minutes
Easy

Make this super easy light up ghost craft for Halloween. Its easy and inexpensive! Great for kids and adults, parties, party favors, etc.


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You will need:

Ping Pong ball (Dollar Tree)
Flicker light/battery operated tea light (Dollar Tree)
Black permanent marker
Elmer's Glue
Gauze pads
Razer Blade - or something to cut with.

easy halloween light up ghost craft 2 options , crafts, decoupage, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor


Cut an "X" in the bottom of the ping pong ball. This step is not for kids - I prepped this part for the class parties. You could try to have kids cut with something else like scissors, or a poke it with an ice pick.

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Put the ping pong ball on the flicker candle/battery operated tea light.

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Use the marker to draw a face on the ping pong ball.

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Put glue in a dish

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You can use straight glue or add a little bit of water if desired.

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Unfold the gauze pad.

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Emerge the gauze in the glue. Get it coated thoroughly, and then squeeze out excess.

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Place the glue coated gauze on the ping pong ball ghost. I recommend putting the ghost and gauze on wax paper for easy removal later.

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Shape the gauze over the ghost to your desired shape. Let dry completely.

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The gauze will harden when it dries, and then you can move it where ever you want.

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Turn on the battery operated tea light and enjoy!

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Another option we have had fun with at our house is to just color the ping pong ball - my daughter made Jack Skellington. You could color it orange and make a pumpkin, an eye ball, etc. The possibilities are endless.

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Suggested materials:

  • Flicker tealight
  • Ping pong ball
  • Gauze
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  • Teri Werntz Golubski
    on Oct 17, 2016

    I'm doing this with my grandkids this weekend. They are going to be so excited! Thanks for such a cute idea.

  • Mrs Wiz
    on Nov 2, 2016

    I did something similar by using a 'glass light globe' (about 6-8 inches across) that I got at a thrift store. Centered it on a piece of styrofoam, bigger than the bottom of the glass globe, and put snow (from a jar) around the top of the styrofoam. Lots of ideas to decorate but I used a coat of Mod-podge and stamped flying doves on tissue paper and applied to wet Mod-podge . When dried, coat again with M-P and put in the flickering tea light.

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