|Photo: Country Living|
Can ghosts be cute? Well, if they can, these are cutie-pies. I followed their instructions extremely closely, and set up my little ghost-making station by taping two cups together and topping them with small balloons.
|Does anyone else have trouble blowing up balloons? |
Only the screech of my toddler desperate for a balloon could make me do it. Weird.
I then used 8-inch squares of cheesecloth (I used a double layer) and dipped them in the fabric stiffener, then draped them over my balloons. The fabric stiffener was really too thick and you should dilute it quite a bit if you want these guys to dry in less than six hours.
While they took up real estate on my counter all day, I cut out small felt eyes and mouths, then glued them on with craft glue when the ghosties were finally dry and removed from their balloon molds. To hang, I decided it was much easier to tie fishing line around a bead rather than through their heads. I just tied a bead on one end like so:
...then threaded the other end through the ghost's head, such that the bead prevents the fishing line from slipping through. Tied them up to my light fixture, and voila! Ghost-abulous.
|I think they are adorable!|
|Or are they creepy? You be the judge.|
|"I'm cute, not creepy!" Ms. Pacman told me so!|
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