Oct 13, 2012

Halloween Ghosts…

I made one of these cute ghosts when I was in elementary school. I loved putting it out at Halloween time. We decided to make one that would hang out at our house this year!

To make your own spooky Ghost:


Here's what you need...

1 Liter Pop Bottle,


Cheese Cloth,

Old Towel,

Scrap piece of felt,

Styrofoam ball (the white kind works best)


First thing you are going to do is cover your working area with your towel. The starch is easily washed out of a towel but it gets messy if you don't cover up your area.

Then make your ghost form. I just shoved the styrofoam ball on top of the pop bottle. (if you are using a green floral ball cover it with plastic wrap or something so you don't get green fuzzies on your cheese cloth.)

Next, lay the cheese cloth over your ghost form. (We doubled our cheese cloth.) We took the cheese cloth and soaked it in the starch then used our hands to wring it out. You could also use a spray bottle. The more starch the stiffer your ghost. Next you can use a hair dryer to help make the drying time faster, we just set ours out in the sun to dry. Once it is completely dry, pull it off of your form and glue on some felt eyes.

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