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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  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

Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 7.625 Ounces, 1 Count (E1324)
$1.99 Buy on Amazon
Lion Brand Yarn 620-501 Wool-Ease Yarn, White Frost
Creative Arts by Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Wiggle Eyes, Peel'n Stick, Black, Assorted Sizes, 100/Bag (64530)
$4.68 Buy on Amazon
Beadalon Artistic Wire 18-Gauge Tarnish Resistance Silver Wire, 4-Yard
$8.17 Buy on Amazon
Martha Stewart Crafts Tinsel Glitter Set, 12-Pack

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