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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Holiday Challenge: Cheesecloth Ghosts...and such

You can use this tutorial, Cheesecloth Ghosts. I don't remember which we used, but it's all the same. We used water bottles with rice in the bottom for weight. We stabbed skewers in the bottle for the arms and head with balls of aluminum foil on the ends. It helped to have more than two hands, one person pulling the cloth strips out of the bowl of starch as the other person used their gloved hands (a must) and squeegeed the excess liquid through their fingers. You drape the strips to your liking over your ghost mannequin and let it dry. There was three of us and each ghost turned out different, but all very cute.

                                                                                             Paper Pumpkins: Orange Card stock, hole punch ends, string green pipe cleaner, "knot" at bottom and curly Q at top, fan around.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Skeleton body parts were for a game. The kids had dice.  They would roll to build their skeleton. They would need to roll a certain number to earn a certain body part. 
                                                                                              B-O-O: Chipboard and Halloween scrapbook paper and picture frame without glass or homemade.
Years ago, I made a hanging ghost from an old sheet and hung it on a past apartment patio. We haven't used it since. It became an impromptu tablecloth for this party which gave it a new re-recycled future use.

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