My niece can’t visit without having a bit of craft time. Since it’s October, a Halloween craft was perfect. When I saw these cute ghosts in Country Living Magazine, I knew that Reese would love to make a few to take home.
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Reese and I put a Styrofoam ball on top of an empty Gatorade bottle to make our ghosts. We dipped pieces of cheese cloth into liquid starch and draped them over our form. After they were dry, we glued on felt eyes and tied fishing line to the top for hanging. To make the ghost with arms, we inserted wire into each side of the Styrofoam ball before we draped the cheese cloth over it.
The one I’m holding kind of looks like a KKK ghost. Whoops!
These two look a bit friendlier.
If I ever get a second of free time, I’d like to make bunches of these for decorations for a pumpkin carving party that I’m hosting in two weeks. We are going to carve pumpkins in our basement, using our work benches as carving stations. These would look super cute hanging from the ceiling.
On a side note, the leaves are just starting to change here. This tree is one of the first to change in my area. I’ve watch this tree for 17 years and it’s always one of the first that I notice to get autumn color. Today I stopped to snap a few pictures of it .
I hate to see the leaves fall but I do look forward to their beauty.