Packing Tape Ghosts

Discover the process of mold making and create a “ghost” using your favorite stuffed animal or a human hand, leg, or torso!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Warning

    Use adult supervision and be very careful when wrapping a model with plastic wrap and packing tape. Avoid the face and do not wrap them too tightly!

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Decide what you’d like to have as a mold for your ghost and cut a piece of plastic wrap large enough to wrap it in.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Tip

    If you’re using an adult model, make sure that you’re not wrapping too tightly and always ask the model if it feels too tight.

  • Step 3

    Continue wrapping the object or model in plastic wrap until it’s entirely wrapped.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Tip

    You may have to use several layers of plastic wrap to cover all the areas.

  • Step 4

    Begin wrapping the object or model in packing tape (over the plastic wrap). Continue until it’s entirely wrapped in packing tape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Very carefully cut the mold off of your object or model where it’s easiest to do so.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Tip

    You want to make as few cuts as possible because you will have to tape these “seams” back together later.

  • Step 6

    Remove the mold from your object or model.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Tape the mold back together at its seams (where you cut it off of your object or model).

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Tip

    You may want to stuff your mold to better keep its shape. Try experimenting with plastic wrap, stretchy white spider webs, or string lights to light it up!

  • Done!

    Use your spooky packing tape ghost as decoration for Halloween!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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