Here’s a special Halloween decoration you can make with your kids--real glowing ghosts! Bonus: because these are powered by glow juice they can be hung anywhere, no electricity or batteries required!
First, this craft is a spin on the glowing luminaries we made with jars and flameless (battery) candles.
- One clear Christmas ornament per ghost (plastic is safer)
- Permanent marker
- Black sticky back foam (we used glitter foam)
- Cheese cloth
- Glow Sticks
- Scissors and hole punch (optional)
- String to hang
I found my supplies at Michaels (except for the glow sticks, those are from the dollar bin elsewhere). They have plastic Christmas ornaments right now in lots of sizes. Plastic ornaments are really better than glass if you want kids decorate the ghosts.
Decorate the ornament however you like. We used a hole punch to punch out small circles from the glitter foam to make a surprised ghost face. You can also use a permanent marker.
Mitch turned one into a puppy, as I pointed out a while back. As you can see, if you use sticky back foam the craft is super easy for little kids–no glue required!
Next drape a length of cheese cloth over the ornament. I used about a square foot, but you can use however much you like. Poke the top of the ornament wire through the middle of the cheese cloth.
Trim with scissors. We hacked a few cuts into the bottom of our ghost to make it more tattered and spooky.
Run a piece of string through the hanger. We used fishing line, which is invisible. Ghosts like that. At this point you have a daytime ghost you can hang anywhere.