For the past year I have had these how to make cheesecloth ghosts appearing on my Pinterest feed. I won’t lie, they are pretty awesome. Plus they are very easy to make which means even little ones can get involved.
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You will need:
- PVA glue
- Ball of something*
- Kebab stick
- Pipe cleaner/ straw
* We used hard cotton balls from Hobby craft, but you could just use a scrunched up bit of tin foil.
To start with you will need to make a frame for your ghost. Place your ball on top of the kebab stick and attach some arms. We cut a straw up and taped them onto the kebab stick. If you have pipe cleaners they would probably be easier to use as you simple wrap them around rather than tape them on.
It will take a few hours for your ghost to fully dry; therefore you will need somewhere to put your frame. We stuck ours into pots of play doh to keep them upright.
In a bowl mix together some water and PVA glue.
Next cut some cheesecloth and stick it in your glue mix. Squeeze any excess glue out and place it over your frame. Make sure that your get the fabric in the position that you want.
After a few hours your ghost should have completely hardened.
Carefully peel it off of the frame.
Finally add some thread to the top of the ghost and then hang it up somewhere for a truly awesome Halloween decoration.
EC made a wonderful observation that the finished product actually looked rather like a Dementor from Harry Potter! Of course after such a fabulous idea I had to give it a go and make one for him.
All you need to do is add a little bit of black paint to the glue and water mix. To make it a bit more realistic I added a couple of layers of cheesecloth to it rather than just one. The finished product is actually rather scary. They are perfect for any Harry Potter themed party.
If you liked this how to make cheesecloth ghosts decoration be sure to check out my ghost leaves and hanging bats.
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