Glue Ghost

These translucent ghosts make a great Halloween activity - and look great as halloween decor - either hanging on windows as sun-catchers or around the house.

Glue Ghost

Project Info

Difficulty Slightly challenging
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age 5+
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  • Craft Wire (Optional)
  • Glitter (Optional)
  • Googly Eyes
  • Parchment Paper
  • White School Glue (e.g. Elmers)
  • White Yarn


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  • Step 4

  • Step 6

  1. Cut a length of white yarn (around 20cm in length) and arrange it in an "n" shape on top of the parchment paper - this is the body of the ghost.
  2. Cut a few short pieces of yarn and place them alongside the base of the ghost.
  3. Cut a short length of craft wire (About 2 centimeters and form it into another "n" shape - place this under the yarn at the top of the ghost shape - this forms a hanging loop for the ghost.
  4. Squeeze glue into the center of the yarn - keep going until the entire area of the ghost is filled - you must make sure that the glue touches the yarn at the top and sides.
  5. Drop Googly eyes on top of the glue and if desired sprinkle glitter
  6. Allow to dry - this will take some time (over a day)
  7. Once the glue is dry, carefully peel your ghost off the parchment paper and hang!


  1. You can use a paperclip instead of craft wire to form the hanging loop
  2. You will use a considerable amount of glue for this activity!
  3. IT really does take at least a day for this to dry - possibly several days - but they are worth the wait.


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Useful supplies

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 7.625 Ounces, 1 Count (E1324)
Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
Creative Arts by Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Wiggle Eyes - Peel'n Stick - Assorted Sizes- 7, 10, 12 & 15MM, Black, 100/Bag, 64530
Creative Arts by Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Wiggle Eyes
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge Silver Plated Tarnish Resistant Colored Copper Craft Jewelry Wrapping Wire, Tarnish Resistant Silver, 4 yd
Artistic Wire
Teenitor Glitter, Fine Glitter, Glitter for Resin, Glitter Crafts and Arts, Scrapbooking, Paints, Assorted Color Kit, 15g Each, Set of 12
Teenitor Glitter
Lion Brand Yarn Hometown Yarn, Bulky Yarn, Yarn for Knitting and Crocheting, 1-Pack, New York White
Lion Brand Yarn Hometown Yarn

Related Books

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
The Bake Shop Ghost
The Bake Shop Ghost
Ghosts in the House!
Ghosts in the House!

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