Monday, October 10, 2011

ghosts...


a little halloween decoration...


one of my favorites to make...


cheesecloth ghosts!


gather the following...

  • some cheesecloth
  • white glue
  • water
  • some plates (that can get glue on them)
  • empty bottles
  • some oil (we used canola, but you can use whatever you have on hand)


brush some oil onto the bottles.  this will help later on, when you're trying to pop the ghosts off.   otherwise, they stick and can be really hard to pry off...


pour some water into a bowl, and add some glue.  i've never really done an exact measurement, but i'm thinking it's almost 1:1.  you just want some watered down glue...


mix it up...


cut the cheesecloth into manageable pieces.  they should be big enough to fully drape over the bottles, with some extra at the ends.  unless you want some shorter ghosts :)  you can leave the cheesecloth in layers, or peel apart the layers... it all depends on how many times you want to dip, and how thick you want your ghosts...



dip the cheesecloth into the glue mixture...


squeeze out the excess liquid...



open up the wet cheesecloth as best you can...



and drape it over your bottle.


keep repeating for more layers or more ghosts...


or just for the messy factor...


let the ghosts sit for a day or two to fully dry...


then pop them off the bottles.  they will most likely stick a little bit, but just wiggle and twist the bottle around... they'll eventually come off.


and then, hang them!







3 comments:

  1. These are really cute! Have you thought of adding black eyes and an "oooo" shaped mouth? Felt would work, or pom poms if you don't feel like cutting out... :) Michelle

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  2. I love these! It looks like a fun, messy project!

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  3. @ michelle... great idea! i was so excited to hang them up, i didn't even think of it!

    @ terri... thanks! the mess was half the fun for my little guy :)

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