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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Swirly Ghost How-to

This project is for personal, non-commercial use.

This fun little project takes just a few minutes and the result is a happy little ghost ornament that can be displayed on a tree or make a string of garland or even made into earrings.

• White Polymer clay (or you could use translucent clay or even air dry clay)
• Craft glue
• Black linen string or twine
• 1" eye pins
• Black craft paint
• Extra fine crystal glitter

• 2 1/4 round cookie cutter scalloped
• oven
• toothpick or stylus
• clay rolling pin
• ceramic tile

Step 1.
Condition the white clay and using the rolling pin, roll it out to approximately 1/8 thickness.

Step 2.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out a circle (we used a scalloped cutter, but any one will do)

Step 3.
Take some clay and form a 1/4"-1/2" ball to make the ghost head

Step 4.
Drape the round circle of clay over the small ball of clay, gently pressing it around the head. Crimp the bottom of it with your fingers to make the folds.

Step 5.
Take the eye pin and gently insert into the top of head so that just the loop holder is showing.
You can cut the eye pin to size, so it doesn't stick out the bottom.

Step 6.
Use a toothpick or a stylus to make the eyes.
Then place your ghost on the ceramic tile and bake in the oven according to the packaging.
(if you don't want to use baking clay, you can also try air-dry clay which could work too)

Step 7.
Once it is baked, let it cool for about 20 minutes or so. They you can add the glitter!
Paint the whole ghost with craft glue and pour the glitter over it, shaking off the extra.
You can then use the black craft paint to paint on the ghosts eyes.

Step 8.
Take your black string or linen and insert into the eye hole and tie a knot.

That's it - that is how you make your very own Swirly Ghost!
How Boo~ti~ful!!
Let us know how you did!


  1. What a great party.
    Thanks for showing how to make the
    cute ghost.

    Happy Halloween D&J

  2. I want to make Swirly Ghosts now!!!


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