Weekend Craft Fix: Floating Ghost

October 29, 2010 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Found this tutorial on the fabulous blog, Everyday is a Crafting Day… its so clever!  Great to do with kids and adults alike, and it will work as an indoor or outdoor decoration!  Here’s the tutorial from the site, and check out her Etsy shop for some really cute ready-made crafts!

Here’s what you need…
1 Liter Pop Bottle,
Starch,
Cheese Cloth,
Old Towel,
Scrap piece of felt,
Styrofoam ball (the white kind works better.)
Scissor,
Hair dyer (optional)
Wire (not pictured)
First thing you are going to do is cover your working area with your towel. The starch is easily washed out of a towel but it gets messy if you don’t cover up your area.
Then make you ghost form. I just shove the styrofoam ball on top of the bottle. (if you are using a green floral ball cover it with plastic wrap or something so you don’t get green fuzzies on your cheese cloth.)
I also use some wire to make arms…
Next, lay the cheese cloth over your ghost form. Spray it down with starch. I like to use a spray bottle so I can control how my starch I use. The more starch the stiffer your ghost.
Next you can use a hair dryer to help make the drying time faster. Since I live in AZ I just use the sun. 🙂
Once it is completely dry, pull it off of your form and glue on some felt eyes.

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