28 Fun Halloween Crafts


Ghostly Guzzlers

Apply etching cream using a craft brush.

Turn an ordinary glass into beautifully etched partyware that's perfect for serving up a bewitching brew.

What You'll Need

  • Drinking glass
  • Clear contact paper
  • Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Etching cream
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Washcloth

Step 1: Download and trace Ghostly Guzzlers Halloween craft pattern onto a 3X4-inch square of clear contact paper with a permanent marker. Cut the ghost out of the center to create a ghost stencil. (Don't cut through any of the contact paper outside of the ghost.) Repeat to make 3 ghosts for each glass.

Step 2: Carefully peel the backing off the contact paper, one stencil at a time, and adhere to the drinking glass. Seal all edges firmly against the glass.

Step 3: Once ghost stencils are in place, cut a small oval out of leftover contact paper to create a mouth for each ghost. Peel off the backing, and set in place on the glass.

Step 4: For eyes, punch circles out of the extra contact paper with a hole punch. Cut each circle in half, peel off the backing, and give each ghost half-circle eyes.

Step 5: Use a craft brush to generously apply etching cream over the stencils, using care to avoid contact with the glass beyond the stencils. Let sit for 20 minutes.

Step 6: Use a wet washcloth to wipe a small test area of etching cream away. When the etching is complete, wash off all of the cream. Peel away the contact paper, and dry glass.

Not everything Halloween has to be about spooks or even sweets. Learn how to make the next project, a beautiful maple leaf mobile that's great for fall, in the next section.