DIY Cheesecloth Ghosts



Did you make these as a child? I stumbled upon an image of these cheesecloth ghosts on Pinterest and it took me back to my childhood. I’m pretty sure we used Elmer’s Glue mixed with water back then but today I’m sharing how I made them with liquid starch!

This project was so easy.I had my almost 4 year old daughter assist me, but we didn’t have rubber gloves for her and I didn’t want her to touch the starch so I actually did most of it. We’re going to make the ghosts again with my 6 year old and I’m going to let the girls decorate the ghosts after!

Liquid Starch
Black felt

To start you’ll need to find materials to use for your ghost form. I’ve seen versions with plastic water bottles and water balloons but we ended up using toilet paper rolls and golf balls. I used masking tape to secure everything together and then used floral wire to wrap around the tallest ghost for arms. (Visit my Halloween highlight on Instagram to see a video of this step).

Cut your cheesecloth to fit the size of your form – you’ll want at least 2 layers per ghost.

Mix together the liquid starch with a little bit of water so it’s about the consistency of milk.

Lay out a piece of freezer paper to work on.

Soak the cheese cloth in the starch and then drape it over the ghost form. It will dry exactly how you place it, so pay attention to the bottom!

We let our ghosts dry overnight and then very carefully removed them from the toilet paper roll contraptions.

I cut eyes out of black felt and gently glued them on!




DIY Cheesecloth Ghosts



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