Ooooo!! It's almost October, that spooky time of year. Trick or treating and Jack o'lanterns abound.
This weeks craft is Adorable Apparitions. What you will need for this cute craft is:
Mod Podge fabric stiffener (Buy here)
Wine glasses or other cups or containers to hold the balloons
A small amount of black felt or a black marker or Sharpie
First blow up as many balloons as you will make into ghosts
Insert them into the glasses so they are about halfway in, and popping out of the top. You will be resting the damp cheese cloth on these balloons so make sure they are blown up enough that they will not sink into the glasses. Tuck the knot into the side so you don't get a bulgy ghost.
Cut the cheese cloth into thick strips, about 3 or 4 inches wide. Make the bottoms of the strips uneven. This makes for a spookier ghost. If you are going for cuter use more of a square shape rounded off at the bottom.
Pour some Mod Podge fabric stiffener into a small bowl, and dilute a bit with water. Now dip the strips of cheese cloth into the Modge Podge, and wring until slightly damp.
Place one strip over the top of a balloon with the ends hanging spookily down, then place another strip criss-cross over the top, the ends hanging down also. Set aside to dry.
Repeat on the other balloons.
When they are dry to the touch, you can glue some little black pieces of felt for eyes, or use black markers or googly eyes from the craft store.
Now take a pin and pop the balloons, and remove them carefully from the bottom. Thread a bit of fishing wire or floss through the tops of their heads and Voila! You have a happy little family of spooky ghosts.
You can hang them anywhere, but I will be painting a branch black and adding them as the season goes on to make a Haunted Halloween tree. (I'll show you next weekend.)
Show me your ghosts! I'd love to post them.
The craft next Friday will be Pet Ghosts--see you then for more spooky fun.