Make ghost pictures with a little clever trickery! The camera will "see" things that aren't really there, so it will look as if you've actually captured the image of a ghost.
This activity works best if you take the picture with a camera that uses film, but you can try using a digital camera with a black-and-white setting as well.
What You'll Need:
- White sheet
- Black-and-white film
- Construction paper
How to Make Ghost Pictures:
Step 1: Have a friend or family member wear a white sheet. (This is your "ghost"!)
Step 2: Shine a flashlight on the "ghost."
Step 3: Set the camera on the table. Look through the lens and adjust the position of the camera so that the ghost is toward the left in the viewfinder.
Step 4: Set the shutter speed for one second. Now turn off all the lights in the room.
Step 5: Push the camera button to take a picture, then move the camera slightly.
Step 6: Take more ghost pictures. This time instead of moving the camera, tell the "ghost" to move very slowly.
For an extra-special touch, draw a picture of a haunted house, then add the ghostly photos to your picture.
Cameras work in much the same way as your eye views images. Learn more on the next page.