• Published: 30 September 2018

    When I was a little girl, my dad had a couple of these cute ghosts on our piano during Halloween. I remember thinking they really floated not knowing that it was starch that held them up. This year, I decided it was time to make some for my friends to experience. I used liquid starch, which is kind of hard to come by. Plus, it’s a lot of money to spend on a ghost or two. So, I found a better and cheaper way to make these. Here’s what you need:

    Cheesecloth (I just found mine in the baking section of the grocery store and it was about $3. I used the whole package for one ghost. I cut it in half and used 2 layers to make it sturdier)
    Black felt
    Any kind of “make-shift” stand to support the cheesecloth while it dries out.

    First, you start by making homemade liquid starch.
    Pour 2 cups of water into a microwave safe container. Then, add one cup of cornstarch and mix it really well.
    Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until it gets thick. Mine took about 2 minutes total. This is kind of what you’re going for:
    Set that aside and let it cool off a little bit. You don’t want it to get cold, though.

    Meanwhile, set up your “make-shift” stand. You can use cups, balloons, Styrofoam balls. Whatever you can find to make the right shape and size. You just want to make sure you can pull it out from under the cheesecloth once it’s dry. Balloons are nice because you can pop them. I didn’t have any balloons on hand, so here’s what I used:

    I put some freezer paper on the table so that the ghost would have something to sit on (besides the table) while it dried.
    Next, I cut the cheesecloth in half. I wanted to make my ghost a little sturdier. Coat each piece of cheesecloth with the cornstarch. It took a little bit of working it in. You want to make sure it is completely coated.

    Drape the pieces of cheesecloth one at a time over your make-shift stand and make sure you arrange it how you want it. Once it’s dry, you can’t really change anything.

    Once you’ve got it perfect, allow it to completely dry. Mine took overnight. When it’s stiff, carefully remove the cheesecloth from the mold and glue on two felt eyes.

    It’s really hard to capture on camera, but the ghost is completely see-through and looks like it’s just floating!


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Comments • 10 227

  • 5-Minute Crafts
    5-Minute Crafts   1 years back

    Halloween after a month! Tell us, how do you usually celebrate this day? Do you decorate your house? Do you wear terrible costumes? Do you cook pumpkin dishes?
    Tell us about your customs for this day! 🎃

    • Kate CZ
      Kate CZ  3 months back

      Can you get rid of that tempotary tatto?

    • Tiffany Aldana
      Tiffany Aldana  3 months back

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    • erika gunn
      erika gunn  3 months back

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    • vladia monteiro
      vladia monteiro  3 months back


  • Sonia YT
    Sonia YT  4 hours back

    I know how to make a pumpkin

    • Stefanie Klein
      Stefanie Klein  2 days back

      8:16man sieht die ke

    • Кира Медвецкая

      Хорошо что вы можете делать поделки

      • Rajendra Jadon
        Rajendra Jadon  7 days back

        Thank you very much❤❤❤❤😘😘

        • Djnkout
          Djnkout  1 weeks back

          *casually takes out mirror effect spray from closet*

          • Martin Master
            Martin Master  1 weeks back

            No Easy

            • Fotis Nikou
              Fotis Nikou  2 weeks back


              • Sanjay Sinha
                Sanjay Sinha  2 weeks back

                please decorate house

                • toka aboketo
                  toka aboketo  2 weeks back

                  5 this is not 5 minutes

                  • Csakúgy Filmek
                    Csakúgy Filmek  2 weeks back


                    • Lauren Wagoner
                      Lauren Wagoner  2 weeks back

                      Sorry, I think I’d rather go and buy some decorations. But nice video

                      • Cadence Baker
                        Cadence Baker  2 weeks back

                        Are they carving a Cantaloup

                        • Joy Boi
                          Joy Boi  2 weeks back

                          3 or 4 of them are Harry Potter...

                          • Brin REPSE
                            Brin REPSE  2 weeks back

                            Pleas lajk dis video🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

                            • Brin REPSE
                              Brin REPSE  2 weeks back

                              Lajk dis video

                              • Muffin
                                Muffin  2 weeks back

                                ANYONE HAVE 15 ROLLS OF TAPE??!

                                • Lauren Pedder
                                  Lauren Pedder  2 weeks back

                                  Oh at 5:33 we are have meant to wrap cello tape round our head and suffocated!

                                  • rick sanchez
                                    rick sanchez  2 weeks back

                                    5 :04

                                    • Hamouda Lamya
                                      Hamouda Lamya  2 weeks back


                                      • Attack of the cochoun Does YT

                                        This wasn’t really good Halloween ideas. It was more of good pumpkin ideas! Ha

                                        • Watcha lookn at
                                          Watcha lookn at  2 weeks back

                                          These are easy because everyone happens to have a bag of cement lying around.

                                          • AleQs
                                            AleQs  2 weeks back

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                                            • Dave
                                              Dave  2 weeks back

                                              Dude, i came here for Halloween ideas and i found useless things

                                              • pro Bambi
                                                pro Bambi  2 weeks back


                                                • Rita King
                                                  Rita King  2 weeks back

                                                  Fabulous crafts... music has to go!

                                                  • Emre Emre
                                                    Emre Emre  2 weeks back

                                                    5:00 favvv

                                                    • Mushude Mustafa
                                                      Mushude Mustafa  2 weeks back

                                                      Why its diy when its not hard?

                                                      • Kylee Morgan
                                                        Kylee Morgan  2 weeks back

                                                        I’ve managed to make Butterbeer without having to use cider vinegar or boil anything???

                                                        • シ•BobaMilkshake•
                                                          シ•BobaMilkshake•  2 weeks back


                                                          • Embercille Mage
                                                            Embercille Mage  2 weeks back

                                                            MAC group: 2:50 is the pumpkin carving idea I wanted to do.

                                                            • Martina Moroney
                                                              Martina Moroney  2 weeks back

                                                              i see the pumpkins at 2.23 didnt work out then.....what was the point of the strong when you cant see the lines??? im confused...

                                                              • Oda Linea Bjørklund
                                                                Oda Linea Bjørklund  2 weeks back

                                                                I love this video!🎃👻

                                                                • Sonic exe
                                                                  Sonic exe  2 weeks back

                                                                  Yes because everyone has a leg lying around the house

                                                                  • Nanna Høgh
                                                                    Nanna Høgh  2 weeks back

                                                                    Plastik spild

                                                                    • MeMoFo1971
                                                                      MeMoFo1971  2 weeks back

                                                                      omg the teperrery tattoo I'M LIVING LIFE

                                                                      • Лит-ра из шкафа

                                                                        Очень классно и креативно! Молодец!

                                                                        • Wolf and dog Lover
                                                                          Wolf and dog Lover  2 weeks back

                                                                          3:09 why were gloves? Getting messy is the fun of it!

                                                                          • Courtney Cook
                                                                            Courtney Cook  2 weeks back

                                                                            do these people *really* think we have cement just lying around our house?

                                                                            • robohex 10
                                                                              robohex 10  3 weeks back


                                                                              • naim zeka
                                                                                naim zeka  3 weeks back

                                                                                If you guys want to scare everyone for Halloween just wear a mirror to Halloween easy as stealing candy from a baby as well as it’s really scary

                                                                                • Mineta07
                                                                                  Mineta07  3 weeks back

                                                                                  to je hovno

                                                                                  • Mineta07
                                                                                    Mineta07  3 weeks back

                                                                                    funky tekvica sa pogrckala fuj
                                                                                    fuj funky tekvica

                                                                                    • Yume Chan
                                                                                      Yume Chan  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I just wonder How did they do the head for like the ”mummy”

                                                                                      • Asmus Ør Knudsen 4C Ullerup Bæk Skolen, Skjoldborgsvej

                                                                                        you good youtuber
                                                                                        im danisher

                                                                                        • Daniela Ramirez
                                                                                          Daniela Ramirez  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Like si te gustan las manualidades para halloween o el día de muertos 🎃🎃🎭:3:v

                                                                                          • Mladý terminátor 1020

                                                                                            Udus se svině

                                                                                            • Genevieve Salinas
                                                                                              Genevieve Salinas  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Who has any of these lying around lol