These easy air-dry clay ghost tea lights are a simple Halloween decor idea.
Ever since I bought some air-dry clay to make this fairy house mason jar, I’ve been wondering why I didn’t discover the stuff sooner. You can make all kinds of things with it, and it’s very user-friendly. These ghost tea lights are so simple and easy to make, you could have a whole flock (herd? pod?) of ghosts lining your Halloween party table. Or, keep these aglow on your mantle. I’m absolutely in love with them.
I use LED tea lights for these, because I really don’t think putting a flame in these ghosts is wise. At all. To roll out the clay, I find my silicone mat works perfectly. It’s the best thing ever. No sticking at all, so the clay is very easy to work with. Just be sure to NOT cut the clay on the mat, as a knife can damage the surface.
how to make air-dry clay ghost tea lights
you will need
- white air-dry clay
- silicone rolling pin
- silicone mat
- straw or lollipop stick
- 4 1/2-inch circle cutter (or, use a knife)
- 2-inch Styrofoam balls
- egg carton
- LED tea lights
what to do
Roll out some of the clay on the silicone mat. When it’s about 1/4-inch thick, cut out a 4 1/2-inch circle (don’t use a knife or a cutter with sharp edges directly on the mat). Continue to roll the circle a bit until it’s about 6-inches in diameter. Don’t worry if the edges are skewed a bit. With the straw or lollipop stick, make two eyes a bit off center.
Cut out a cup from the egg carton. Set a Styrofoam ball on top. Drape the clay circle over the ball. Let the ghost dry very well, at least over night, possibly two nights. Gently remove the ball. Rest the ghost over a tea light.