Floating Ghost!!! Low Cost Easy to Make!!!!

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Reuse those old plastic soda bottles and get a great Halloween decoration at the same time. We love anything that includes repurposing, and this floating ghost is so adorable that you’ll want to make one from every bottle you have on hand. You just need a few basic supplies, and this one is so easy the kids can make it, with adult supervision of course. Go ahead, put those old bottles to use and create this cute little guy to decorate the porch or living room

Step 1: Things You Need:

  • Cheese cloth
  • Scissors
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Small container
  • Splat mat
  • Black felt for eyes and mouth
  • Small terra cotta pot or you can use a regular bottle
  • Styrofoam (1 to fit snuggly inside the pot and 1 large for the head and 2 small for the arms.)
  • Wood dowels

Step 2: Okay Lets Get Started.........

  1. Make a form for your ghost. You can use your own idea too. Insert the large Styrofoam ball into the pot. Insert the dowel into the Styrofoam and add the head to the top.
  2. Insert dowels into the Styrofoam for the arms. Wrap plastic wrap around the Styrofoam so that the cheesecloth won’t stick.If don't find styrofoam use a bottle and other things you can find just to keep the shape of your ghost.
  3. Cut a piece of cheesecloth making sure it is big enough to drape over the form.
  4. Set the pot on the mat in a place where you can leave it over night.
  5. Saturate the cloth with Stiffy and drape over your form. Mold it and shape it the way you like it. Let dry.
  6. Once dry, pull out the form and cut round eyes and a mouth. Glue it to your ghost.

Now its all set and you can place it on table or wherever you want........

Step 3: Finally..........

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Happy Halloween.........

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mouse23

2 years ago

I wonder if this prop is light enough to be supported by a helium filled balloon so will be swayed by moving air.

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JohnC430

2 years ago

Looks great!! Thanks for sharing.

where do you buy cheese cloth?

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rodagain

2 years ago

Love it

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danzo321

2 years ago

"Splat mat"? I love it!!

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Dram229

2 years ago

Love it!!!

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GopiK34KellinC

Reply 2 years ago

When you are done post the picture here!!

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GopiK34India27

Reply 2 years ago

Thanks for the complement !!!!

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dbronk

2 years ago

Great job! One extra step to really make it pop... First "blue" the cheese cloth by soaking it in a bucket of water and laundry POWDER soap, not liquid. Swish it around a good bit and then let the cloth dry. Then follow your steps. Shine a black light on the finished project and it will glow a very eery blue. Although I will say I've never done this also applying the stiffy stuff so I don't know if it will work against the blueing.

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GopiK34dbronk

Reply 2 years ago

anyway thank you for the suggestion!!

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CherylA10

2 years ago

am going to make one to hang in a corner on my front porch - may even try to add some LED lights for effect

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GopiK34CherylA10

Reply 2 years ago

And dont forget to post its photo here!!

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Patti3

2 years ago

LOVE this! Just found my weekend project! Thanks for sharing!~