Paper Mache Ghost
Spooky ghosts made out of paper mache clay. You can make them whatever size you like - small individual ones, or one large one to hang on the wall. Truly one to have fun with whatever your age; suitable for the smallest kids to the tallest Halloween monsters!
|Duration||Under 15 minutes|
- 1 cup of joint compound
- 1 roll of toilet paper
- 1/2 cup of white flour
- 2 tablespoons of glycerine or corn syrup.
- 3/4 cup white glue (Elmers Glue All)
- Make up the paper mache clay as per the instructions on the Ultimate Paper Mache Website. Jonni Good, owner of Ultimate Paper Mache invented the paper mache clay - her instructions and related videos are very thorough and informative.
- Line a tray with parchment paper
- Heap a dollop of clay onto the parchment paper.
- Shape into an oval You want the paper mache to be spread thin i.e. to a maximum depth of 1/4"
- Now using your fingers stroke the clay downwards and outwards from one end of the oval. This will form the base of the ghost. Add more clay as appropriate
- Allow to dry thoroughly in a warm place for at least 24 hours (or if you are impatient, place on the greaseproof paper in the oven at 170 degrees for 30 minutes, turning at 15 minutes).
- Use a black marker to draw on eyes and a screaming mouth
- Use a skewer or needle to pierce a hole in the top of the ghost - and hang wherever you like.