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Making Cheesecloth Ghosts

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This is a page about making cheesecloth ghosts. Cheesecloth is the perfect material to make spooky ghosts out of. Here are a few different ways to make cheesecloth ghosts, to add to your Halloween decorations.


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October 28, 2008

Simple and easy and cheap! Blow up a balloon and dip a square of cheesecloth into fabric stiffener. Drape over balloon. Let dry and then pop the balloon. Add felt eyes or use a dark marker. Be sure to leave a flat bottom on a few edges of the cloth so the ghost has something to stand up on, but the other edges can be sticking out to give a "floating" look. Have fun!

By Donna from Kettering, OH

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October 10, 2017

I've seen these ghosts on YouTube. They are very cute! You can also make several little ones, just use a smaller bottle and balloons.


  • 1 pack cheesecloth
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • scissors
  • 1 cup water
  • bowl
  • 1 pop bottle
  • 1 balloon
  • 1 or 2 pool noodles or toilet paper rolls
  • 1 microwave
  • 1 black felt


  1. Mix 2 cups of cornstarch in a bowl with 1 cup water; stir well. Heat in microwave for 30 second increments for a total of about 2 minutes until the mixture is really thick.
  2. I did not cut the cheese cloth, but it will depend on the size you have, and how big you want your ghost to be.
  3. Blow up your balloon and attach it to the pop bottle. To anchor it fill half full of water. Then slice two small pieces off a pool noodle or use two toilet paper rolls and glue to pop bottle for arms.
  4. Put your cheese cloth into your cornstarch mixture and saturate the cloth.
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  6. Hang it over the balloon and arms and fix it the way you want it. Let dry overnight and remove shaped cloth from the balloon and bottle.
  7. Cut eyes out of black felt and glue onto your ghost.
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