Cheesecloth Flying Ghosts

The boys and I had so much fun making these spooky floating cheesecloth ghosts yesterday.

Here are the supplies I used but really, you can use just about anything to make your stand, get creative with what you have on hand.

Cheesecloth- found mine at the dollar store

Cornstarch and  Water

Empty bottle

Coat hanger


 I inserted the coat hanger into the bottle and curved the wire to make arms on each side.  I blew up a balloon and taped it on top of the bottle.

I made homemade liquid starch by mixing  2 cups of water and one cup of cornstarch.  I heated it up in the microwave stiring about every 20 seconds until it had a consistancy of shortning.  Next I cut the strips of cheesecloth and covered them in the starch,  I then rinsed out  the cheese cloth under water to get  any clumps out.

You will want to drape the pieces of cheesecloth one at a time over your bottle to create the form of the ghost.

Let it try overnight, pop the balloon and add some eyes.   Voila you have a cute spooky little ghost.

For my next ghost I tried crepe paper and fabric starch.  Although it worked the cheese cloth turned out much better!

I grabbed some fishing string and hung them on the ceiling fans, we can’t wait to make more!

Thanks for stopping in today, have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

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  1. Kristin ~ Your spooky ghosts are adorable! What a great thing to do with the boys!! ~~ I have an unrelated question …. your ceiling fan – I’ve been looking and looking for one to match a light fixture already present in my “new” little house. Any recommendations as to where I could find one similar to yours? ~~ Thank You! ~~ And, Happy Halloween!

  2. Those turned out so cute. I wonder if you could do that with Elmer’s washable school glue diluted down? I think it might be fun to try this with the kids. VERY cute idea! xo Diana

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