These Halloween plaster ghosts are a super cute craft idea for kids that only takes about 30 minutes plus drying time. Spiked with a chain of LED lights, they become great highlights of your autumnal Halloween decorations!
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You need these handicraft materials for the gypsum spirits:
This is how it works: Make plaster ghosts for Halloween
Create the body model
The ‘skeleton’ of the spirit is built from the toilet paper roll. Slit the side of the roll and insert narrow paper rolls into the slits.
Blow up the water bomb and stick it on the toilet paper roll.
Cover all components with aluminum foil and press firmly to secure.
Mix plaster, soak cloth and form plaster ghosts for Halloween
Cut the cheesecloth to the desired size. Simply lay it over the model and make sure that it rests on the table, because that way the ghost will stand up later.
Mix the plaster of paris according to the instructions on the packet until it becomes a creamy paste. Soak the cheesecloth completely in it. Pull out and wipe off excess plaster.
Place the soaked cloth over the body model and press lightly. Make sure the cloth is lying on the table.
Patience! let dry
After a good two hours, the plaster has dried sufficiently for the substructure to be carefully removed. Pop the balloon with a needle and pull out the toilet paper roll. Squeeze the aluminum foil and carefully remove it.
Finally, paint on the eyes and mouth with a brush and acrylic paint and hide a small chain of LED lights in the ghost to make it glow.
Voila, a ghost!
Halloween ghost party decorations are here!
In our shop you will find the most beautiful Halloween decorations – without blood and horror, but with a lot of charm!
Have a nice party and have fun crafting!
By the way: we like to look at your ghosts on Instagram! Tag us @fraeuleinksagenja so we can find your creepy friends!
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