Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I may be a little partial since it also happens to be my sons birthday, but I think it’s a fun holiday that the whole family can enjoy. Growing up I remember making cheesecloth ghosts with my mother and sisters, I’ve since passed this crafting tradition to my children. This weekend we made Pottery Barn Knock Off hanging ghosts.
These were inspired by the Pottery Barn cheesecloth ghost lights and hanging ghosts available on their site. This is a really easy craft that the kids can get involved with and could even be personalized. The kids could paint the ghost or add small hair bows for the girls and bow ties for the boys.
- Fabric Stiffener
- Moveable Eyes
- Styrofoam Balls
- Small water bottle or similar item
To make the cheesecloth ghosts, I began by cutting 8×8 inch squares of cheesecloth. You could make these as big or small as you like but since I planned to hang them from my chandelier I decided to keep them small.
Once you have your square cut, place the Styrofoam ball on top of an opened water bottle. This will help give the ghosts head a round shape. I decided to leave the Styrofoam ball attached once they dried but you can remove it if you plan to string them on lights like Pottery Barn did.
My kids loved them and have asked to make more for the inside of the house. I have a feeling we’ll have a spooky house filled with ghosts by the end of the week!
I hope you try this easy Halloween craft with your kids this upcoming Fall season.