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Make Halloween Ghosts with Gauze or Cheesecloth

Updated on April 11, 2011

Easy Ghosts to make with the Kids

What you will need

Have an assortment of different size plastic milk jugs or juice bottles.

Aluminum Foil

White gauze or cheesecloth

Liquid laundry starch


To begin this fun project you will need to top the milk jug or bottle with a crumpled up ball of aluminum foil.

Next cut the cheesecloth or gauze up into 18-inch squares, one for each ghost that you will be making.

Dip the gauze or cheesecloth into a bowl filled with the liquid laundry starch. Pull each sheet out one at a time and squeeze the excess moisture out. Immediately drape each sheet over the jugs or bottles

The trickiest part of this project is shaping the shoulders and arms for the ghosts. If your kids are assisting you may want to help them with this step.

Shape the arms and shoulders by loosely piling more crumpled aluminun foil around the jug or bottle and drape the guaze over it. Flare out the lower ends of the gauze and let your ghosts dry overnight,

Once everything is throughly dry, lift the ghosts off the jugs or bottles. The ghosts will be able to stand or any flat surface.




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