Halloween Craft – How to make Cheesecloth Ghosts

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We love this Halloween Craft for Cheesecloth Ghosts. This is a fun Halloween Craft for adults or older children.  It can become a fun centerpiece or hanging decoration.

We love this Halloween Craft – Easy to make Cheesecloth Ghosts. This is a fun Halloween Craft for adults or older children.  It can become a fun centerpiece or hanging decorations around your house.  Perfect for a Halloween Party too!

I would not advise you to hang them outdoors though, if they get wet or even damp they will fall apart.  You may ask me how I know that ;-)

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How to make Cheesecloth Ghosts:


  • Cheesecloth (can be purchased at Lowe’s or the grocery store)
  • aluminum foil
  • sugar
  • warm water
  • quart jars
  • mixing bowls
  • spoons
  • squiggly eyes
  • hot glue gun
  • black ribbon


  1. Cut cheesecloth large enough to drape over a quart jar. It is suggested to use 2-4 layers per ghost for best results.
  2. Place heavy-duty foil over a quart jar to make a ghost form.
  3. Mix 2 cups warm water and 1 cup granulated sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Soak the cut cheese cloth pieces in the sugar mixture.
  5. Squeeze excess sugar – water out of the cloth.
  6. Drape the cheesecloth over the ghost form, and keep layering until you use all the pieces
  7. Dry the “ghost” for 24 hours or until it’s completely dry. Remove from the form.
  8. Add squiggly eyes and a ribbon with a hot glue gun.

Halloween Crafts You May Enjoy:

Paper Pumpkin

Hanging Bat

Paper Plate Jack-o-Lantern



  1. I think this method would work well to make a mummy also (because of the layering of the cheesecloth). This is Pinterest worthy! So I will re-pin . And I sure hope to get those tickets for my granddaughters! Thank You!

  2. This is such a good idea! I remember doing this as a kid and have such great memories! Thanks for a great post!

  3. Beverly Sturgeon says:

    I liked the Cheesecloth Ghost on Facebook.

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