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Monday, October 11, 2010

A Ghostly Mess

I thought I would try my hand at the kiddy craft of a cheesecloth ghost. I guess kids are smarter than I am.
I found several instructions online using water and granulated sugar:

Using a jar and foil, form your ghost's shape.
In a large bowl, mix 1 cup sugar and 2 cups water thoroughly until the sugar is dissolved.

Drown pieces of the cheesecloth in the bowl. Ring out excess water and drape over your ghost form.

Let dry 24 hours.
In theory, it should be stiff. Mine wasn't. The sugar had failed me. So I tried applying some fabric stiffener to vulnerable areas.

Twenty-four hours later, it was stiff, but still kinda flimsy. Maybe I didn't use enough stiffener, but next time, I'll try corn starch.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I recently received this halloween outfit and mask of Donald Duck and I don't know anything about it!:(

    It's a very cute outfit(*w/real feathers) except I've been told by one child that he was super afraid of the mask(*must be a halloween mask!)

    I read in a Dime Store memorabillia that Disney used to mask cheesecloth masks as well so maybe thought I had an original. Or it could be handmade.

    Here's a link to some pictures:

    If you could tell me your honest opinion of this find, I'd greatly appreciate it :)

    Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!


    If you have any suggestions