The first thing you’ll want to do is make the ghost molds. To do that, blow up the balloons and set them on top of a plastic cup. If you want your ghosts to have two hands then take two pipe cleaners and set them inside the cup forming two arms per se.
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Double up the cheesecloth and drape it over the mold. Liberally spray the cheesecloth with the spray starch. Wait for it to dry and then spray again. You need to repeat the spraying process many times over several hours. I usually do it about 5-6 times. If you don’t spray it enough, then the ghost will lose its shape.
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Once the spraying process is done, pop the balloon using a pin and carefully remove it from the cheesecloth. It will probably stick some, but if you’re careful it won’t be an issue. Attach the felt circles using white glue or hot glue. Hang using fishing line.
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In search of simple Halloween crafts that cost next to nothing and look spectacular? Try these cute ghosts made from common household materials. They’re incredibly easy to make, and you can hang them from trees for a slick and spooky Halloween look. You can also hang the ghosts inside the house or anywhere you’d like!
What you’ll need:
- Spray starch (heavy duty strength)
- Plastic cups
- Pipe cleaners
- Black felt circles for the eyes and mouth
- Fishing line or clear thread