Last week the kids were begging for us to do something to decorate the house for Halloween. A quick pinterest search for “cheesecloth craft” and we found this idea!
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A fun way to turn cheesecloth into a standing/floating ghost. The one I found over at Love and Laurndry is a bit larger, and a slightly different mixture used than mine above. If you want to make a big one her mixture might help your ghost come out a bit stiffer. Below I will share how we made ours.
I happen to have a pack of cheesecloth on hand because I had seen some at the store a while back and was wanting to try and make my own coconut yogurt. The recipe said I needed cheesecloth, but this cheesecloth had other plans for how to be used 😉
- cheesecloth – Here is one on Amazon You can also get it at your local craft store
- liquid starch or glue mixed half glue half water (we used this dye free one)
- ball (we used a few different sizes)
- foil to wrap ball in if you don’t want the ball to get the starch on it
- something for the ball to stand on (the foil also helps keep the ball on top of its stand)
- eyes – we cut small circles in black felt, you could also use googley eyes or draw eyes on paper and cut them out
- Pour some of your starch or glue mixture in a bowl.
- Cut cheesecloth into squares the right size to drape over your ball and touch the ground.
- Dip cheesecloth one layer at a time into the mixture and squeeze out excess liquid.
- unfold cheesecloth- this is the most time consuming part, but its great for find motor skills and patience.
- drape centered over ball that has been wrapped in foil and is on its stand
- continue steps 1-5 until you have about 4 layers of cheesecloth
- let it dry (ours took a few hours)
- add on the eyes! and a bow it you want. We used a hot glue gun, but the googley eyes i linked are peel and stick which would allow the kids to do it themselves and no stringy hot glue.
That’s it! I would love to see a picture if you give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions.