Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that’s fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

Supplies Needed

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Cheesecloth (Amazon has a great deal HERE)
White/School Glue (A small bottle will do but if you want to do a bunch, you might want The Big Bottle)
Felt for eyes
Bottles/jars of various sizes for shaping
Water

Make your cheesecloth ghosts

Start by cutting various squares (or circles) of cheesecloth.
You can do any size you want- I did an 18″, some 9″ and some 4.5″
(because my daughter insisted we need baby ghosts, too).

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

Find a surface you don’t mind getting a little glue on and assemble your bottles.

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

Grab a bowl and put a big blob of glue in it.
{Do you like how I measure?}

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

Add water to the bowl- about the same amount as the glue.
If you’re doing a more official measurement, it’s a 1 to 1 glue/water ratio.
Or just “some.”

Mix the water and glue thoroughly.

Take each square of cheesecloth (one at a time) and put it in the glue mixture. Make sure it’s saturated then gently squeeze it out.
You don’t want to squeeze out so much that it won’t hold its shape when it’s dry but you don’t want it drippy.
Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!
Drape the cheesecloth over a bottle and position it a ghostly fashion.
If you’ll be hanging the finished ghost, it can be completely hanging to dry.
If you want it to stand when dry, be aware of the ends of the fabric.  You can either use a shorter bottle so the ends can be draped out giving the ghost a base or just pay attention to where the ends are hanging- if they’re about the same, it should stand when dry.
Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

It’s okay if they aren’t perfect- they might look a little different when dry. Cheesecloth hosts can also be molded a bit when dry.  If you really don’t like how they look, you can always spritz them with a little water and re-drape them to a shape you like better.

Let them sit until dry- usually a few hours.
Remove from bottles and choose the side you want for the fronts.

Cut out eyes and mouths (optional) and glue them on.
If you want the ghosts to hang, tie a piece of fishing line or thread to the top of the head.
Cheesecloth ghosts are great for years to come.  If they accidentally get squashed in storage, just spritz and reshape.  Voila!  You’re all set.

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

 

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!
Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

Making cheesecloth ghosts is an easy, quick Halloween project that's fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

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