Monday, October 11, 2010

Ghastly Easy Ghosts

Sorry for the delay of this little tutorial - we spent last Friday in the ER with my oldest, getting stitches!  Of course being a doting, guilt-ridden mama comes first.  I know you all understand!  So without further delay:

Ghastly Easy Ghosts!

You'll need cheesecloth, starch and items to form the ghost shapes.  
We used toilet paper rolls, foil and sticks.  
*Most directions for these ghosts call for liquid starch, which I could not find.  I thought the spray starch worked extremely well!!!*

Cover your work surface well - the starch is a mess to clean up if it seeps through!

Now make the form that will shape your ghosts - 
use pretty much anything you have around the house!

Now cut the cheesecloth and drape over your form.  
Spray with starch.

Repeat with layers of cheesecloth until you get it as thick as you like. 
I think we did about five layers - I wanted them to still be a little transparent.
Spray, spray, spray that sucker until it's pretty wet.

Allow your little ghosts to dry.  
I am the queen of impatience, so I brought out the blowdryer. ;)  
Carefully pull out whatever items you've used to make the form.

Then allow your little cuties to model their ghosts!


This is how I've displayed them.  
I think we may make more though and hang them with fishing line throughout the house!

I'm linked up here with other fun crafts:

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  1. Such a cute idea! Will try this:) I am now following you thanks to Meet Me Monday blog hop, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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  2. Those are so cool! And easy! Thanks for sharing :)

    Hope you have a great week!

  3. Oh dear, I hope your oldest is OK! He doesn't look too traumatised in the photo anyway. I suppose that's the life of a mum of boys!

  4. Hello! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you could follow back at one or all three of my blogs!

    Thank you!

  5. Thanks for join Fowllow me Monday.
    Have a nice day.

  6. Very cute! I bet the spray starch was a lot less messy than liquid starch!

  7. Thanks for the ideas! I'll be in touch... maybe we could feature some of your crafts on my site. Any plans for Thanksgiving crafts?

  8. Thank you for all the kind comments!!!

    Kerry - I am really excited about Thanksgiving crafts!!! As soon as I get done with the birthday party stuff, I'll get started on some of it and send you an email!

  9. Too cute! They look like the LOVE em! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I have 3 boys and 2 girls, in that order. Im sure I'll get great ideas for my boys here! :)

  10. So cute. And oh how I love boys too! I have 3. Thanks for the you back. You know I'll be back again soon.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  11. I love those little ghosts! If only my boy were older :-)

    THanks for stopping by! I'm now following. Make sure to stop by again and check out my giveaways.

  12. What a cute craft! I love how you displayed them! And your boys are so cute!

    Thanks for following me, I'm following you back!

  13. I am following you back! Thanks for the follow.

  14. These are so fun! Thanks for linking to Make It Fantabulous!

  15. The ghosts are adorable, but pale by comparison with your boys! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link!

  16. Oh these are soooo cute! I'll have to try this with my boys!


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