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DIY Spooky Floating Ghost

by Jenna Gleason

Spooky cheesecloth ghosts are an inexpensive, simple, and fun way to decorate for Halloween! Layers of modge podged cheesecloth gives these little specters their haunting postures, and different decorative touches allow you to get creative and make your ghost unique, so get crafting!


Cheese Cloth

1 Cup Modge Podge Glue

½ Cup Water




Thin Wire

Black Felt Paper (Optional)

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  1. Make your statue base. Fill a water bottle half way with water, so it’s heavy. Blow up your balloon and tape it to the top of the water bottle.
  2. Make arms out of the wire and wrap it around the water bottle right below the balloon.
  3. Measure your cheese cloth to fully cover the statue base. Place it over the base to form the ghost figure you want.
  4. In a bowl, mix together modge podge glue and water to create a thick, watery consistency. Place the mixture in a spray bottle or apply with a paintbrush.
  5. Place a thick coat of the mixture over the cheese cloth, especially the base. Let it dry over night.
  6. After 24-hours, pop the balloon, peel off the base, and the cloth will stand on its own. For decoration, add glitter, eyes, a face, ribbon, (pretty much anything you want) to personalize your little ghost. Then your done!

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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