Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DIY Cheese Cloth Ghosts

I love these cheese cloth ghosts. They are very easy to make and a fun project for kids. Follow the instructions below to make your own.

What you will need:

  • Spray starch
  • Cheese cloth
  • Soda bottle
  • Metal hanger
  • Balloon
  • Scissors
  • Tape 

Bend the hanger to look like arms and tape to top of soda bottle. Blow balloon to make a medium sized head for your ghost. Tape the balloon and hanger to make sure everything is secure.

Here is a front view.

If you don't have a soda bottle and hanger, or you want to make a smaller ghosts, use whatever you have around the house to make a ghost-like shape.

I taped plastic spoons to a spray can to make a smaller ghost. I then covered it with a plastic bag to protect the spray paint.

After you made your ghost shapes, cut a square of cheese cloth. There should be enough fabric to drape around the "feet" of the ghost.

Spray the cheese cloth with starch spray. I put 3 coats on my ghosts. You could also use some Elmer's glue to add more stability.

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