What You Need:
- clean jar with lid
- gauze pad
- small toy or object to shape your ghost
- school glue
- plastic wrap
- construction paper
- fabric, ribbon (optional)
Pour some glue into a small bowl and dilute it with water a bit (there are no exact measurements for this - just eyeball it).
Stand up your wrapped toy on a small dish. Then dip a single layer of gauze into the diluted glue. It will absorb a lot, so wring it out a bit. Then drape it over your toy, manipulating it to get the shape you want.
Let your ghost dry for a few hours or overnight...or if you are impatient like us, use the hairdryer!
When it is dry or almost dry, remove the stiff gauze from the plastic-wrapped toy. it will be flexible, which will help you put it in the jar later. Then using your construction paper, cut out some spooky faces and glue them to your ghost. Now insert your ghost into the jar and put on the lid. We then covered out lids with fabric and ribbon to make them more festive.
They are cute as-is, but look really neat with lights shining behind them!
Just don't take the lid off - they might escape! ;)