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Halloween Craft: Ghostwriter

Halloween Craft: Ghostwriter

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

We'll get right to the point: these spooky finger-shaped pens make cool Halloween party favors and are a cinch to make - even if you're all thumbs.


  • Disposable ballpoint pen
  • White Crayola Model Magic modeling material
  • Toothpick
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic fingernail
  • Nail polish


  1. For each one, cover a disposable ballpoint pen (cap removed) with a 1/4-inch layer of white Crayola Model Magic modeling material, leaving the tip of the pen exposed.
  2. Sculpt the clay into a finger shape, forming thick bumps on one side for knuckles. Mark wrinkles and creases around the knuckles with a toothpick.
  3. Next, use craft glue to attach a plastic fingernail near the pen's tip, leaving room enough for the pen to write. (If you like, trim the nail with scissors beforehand for a jagged effect.) Use the toothpick to create lines around the cuticle area and coat the nail with nail polish in a frightful hue.
  4. Allow the clay and the polish to dry completely before using the pen.