science and Technology

Magic Opening Ghosts


This very simple science activity is a fun take on a magic opening flowers investigation. It’s also part of my Halloween paper science experiment pack containing 5 easy paper based activities for Halloween.

The idea is to fold the ghosts up and watch as they open in the water. This happens because paper is made of lots of fibres which absorb the water making the paper expand slightly and the ghost shape open up!

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You’ll need

Ghost template





Carefully cut out the ghost shapes from the template ( or draw your own ).

Fold up the legs, arms and feet.

Pour about 1cm of clean water into a tray.

Place the ghosts on the surface of the water.

Watch as they open up!

If you like this science activity you’ll love my other spooky science ideas for Halloween!

Last Updated on October 30, 2022 by Emma VanstoneThe post Magic Opening Ghosts appeared first on Science Experiments for Kids.