With my realization that Christmas is exactly two months away (eep!) came the realization that Halloween is less than a week away. For the first time in a long time, we are in a country where this fact actually matters, and I needed to spring into action!
After stretching some fake spiderwebs around the front of the house and securing in place a large, non-creepy spider (my girls are small after all), I moved onto crafting. At the start of the year, I offered to provide decorations for my daughter's second grade classroom. I had seen cheesecloth ghosts on Pinterest last year, so today I gave it a go.
I was unable to find "liquid starch" as specified in the directions. No one seemed to carry it. I did, however, find heavy duty spray starch in the laundry aisle of the grocery story, so I sprayed that liberally and hoped for the best. Check it out:
These are the coolest! I can't wait to make more. As I only have one soda bottle to work with as a support during drying, I shopped around for ideas. My neighbor sent over a box of swag from her garden shed that I will try out. Another idea is to place a ball of foil atop a paper towel roll for smaller ghosts. We'll see how I go. I hope to have plenty of these for the classroom...and some for our house too!