Crafts

How to make cheesecloth ghosts

Move over, jack-o’-lanterns! This Halloween is all about cute and friendly ghosts made out of cheesecloth.

By Alyssa Ashton

You will need: -Cheesecloth (available in the grocery store baking aisle) -Scissors -Bowl -Fabric stiffener -Mason jar or baby food jar -White glue -Googly eyes

1. Cut three to five pieces of cheesecloth (per ghost) into wide strips. Put them all in a bowl and soak with fabric stiffener.

2. Drape the cheesecloth pieces over the Mason jar. Layer each piece in different directions to create a spooky ghost effect.

3. Let your ghost dry for at least six hours (preferably overnight). Remove the jar, and glue googly eyes onto the cheesecloth.

A version of this article appeared in our October 2016 issue with the headline “Ghost town,” p. 14.

This article was originally published on Sep 15, 2016

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