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Little glowing ghosts


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Booo!!! Create your own little, spooky clay ghosts that light up on Halloween… 


Materials :

  • White non-firing Gédéo clay
  • Modelling tools (roller, knife, toothpick, straw)
  • A bowl to serve as a cookie cutter
  • Cling film
  • Fine sandpaper
  • LED candles
Difficulty level : 

  • Drying time: 48 hours

  • Time to make: 1 hour for 3 ghosts
  • Difficulty: medium - age 6 and up 

  • From a block of clay, make a cone with a base slightly larger than the diameter of your LED candle and about 6 cm high.  

  • Cover this cone with cling film. You will be able to use it as a base to model your little ghosts.  

  • Knead a ball of clay and roll it out into a very thin sheet. 

  • Using the bowl, cut a circle in the rolled out clay. If you are little, ask an adult to help you cut out the shape with a knife.



  • Place the circle on the cone, adding folds as if it were the sheet covering the ghost. Don't hesitate to smooth the clay with a little water if it cracks. 



  • Use the straw and toothpick to poke holes in the ghost's eyes and mouth. 


  • Let your ghost dry out on the cone for 48 hours. Then sand it gently if necessary. 

  • Now all you have to do is place a lit LED candle under your ghost to make it light up and spook you!

  •  Tip: When drying, if you see small cracks appear on your ghosts, don't panic! You can fix them with slip. Mix a little clay with plenty of water and spread this liquid paste over the crack. As it dries, the slip will seal the crack. 

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