Now that Lucy is nearly two and a half, I am finding myself with a tiny bit more time to work on things like crafts, sewing myself some clothes, make a decent dinner, and actually sweep the pet hair up (not that I do, but I usually have time for it). This is the kind of craft I have grown to love. It really took me less than five minutes to assemble, and Lucy was excited to watch, as she is just now starting to learn about and get interested in Halloween.
I saw some hanging ghosts made with cheesecloth in a picture on Pinterest, and it brought back memories of using Kleenex wrapped around a cotton ball, then tied around the neck with string, when I was a kid. This is hopefully a small step up from that.
What you will need:
- Small Styrofoam balls (I used 1 1/2”)
- Craft glue
- Needle and thread
- Black construction paper
Cut off about three inches of cheesecloth.
Unfold, and cut into four pieces.
Gently tug on the sides of the cheesecloth to give it a bit more of a “worn” look.
Layer the four pieces of cheesecloth.
Apply a dab of glue to the Styrofoam ball, and drape the cheesecloth over. Set aside to dry.
String some thread through the top.
Cut out some slivers for eyes and glue them on.
Hang (though not too close to a fan like I did at first, they were a spooky tangled mess!) Once they are hanging you can trim pieces of the cheesecloth, or gently shape it to look how you want.