Ghostly Tea Lights

I love these cute little spooky tea lights - they are fun to make with the kids and look great all lit up.

You will need:

  • Air dry white clay
  • Tea lights
  • Rounded object- apples worked just fine for me!
  • Rolling pin
  • Knife


Roll out the clay to a thickness of about 3/4 mm and a diameter of 10-15cm.

Place a saucer over the clay and, using a craft knife, cut around the edge. (I decided to tear mine, for a rougher look.)

Just below the centre of the circle cut two circles for the eyes – try not to place the eyes in the middle of the circle, otherwise Mr Ghost will be looking up into the sky!

Cut a small slice off the bottom of a large apple (to stop it rolling around!)  then drape the clay over, so it hangs evenly all the way around. 

Leave until dry.  A hairdryer can speed up the drying time, but be careful not to heat too quickly as the clay may crack!

NOTE – Take care not to make the ghost too shallow. The clay needs to clear the tea light flame by approx.. 3cm, otherwise the clay inside could blacken slightly.

Happy making!