HALLOWEEN DECOR IDEAS
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 $3. I used the whole package for one ghost. I cut it in half and used 2 layers to make it sturdier)
Any kind of “make-shift” stand to support the cheesecloth while it dries out.
First, you start by making homemade liquid starch.
Pour 2 cups of water into a microwave safe container. Then, add one cup of cornstarch and mix it really well.
Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until it gets thick. Mine took about 2 minutes total. This is kind of what you’re going for:
Set that aside and let it cool off a little bit. You don’t want it to get cold, though.
Meanwhile, set up your “make-shift” stand. You can use cups, balloons, Styrofoam balls. Whatever you can find to make the right shape and size. You just want to make sure you can pull it out from under the cheesecloth once it’s dry. Balloons are nice because you can pop them. I didn’t have any balloons on hand, so here’s what I used:
I put some freezer paper on the table so that the ghost would have something to sit on (besides the table) while it dried.
Next, I cut the cheesecloth in half. I wanted to make my ghost a little sturdier. Coat each piece of cheesecloth with the cornstarch. It took a little bit of working it in. You want to make sure it is completely coated.
Drape the pieces of cheesecloth one at a time over your make-shift stand and make sure you arrange it how you want it. Once it’s dry, you can’t really change anything.
Once you’ve got it perfect, allow it to completely dry. Mine took overnight. When it’s stiff, carefully remove the cheesecloth from the mold and glue on two felt eyes.
It’s really hard to capture on camera, but the ghost is completely see-through and looks like it’s just floating!
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Pumpkin’s are like 2$ at the store, Go buy one
I love Halloween
This vid is good 🙂
And most of ur vids are photoshop 😛
Why u always use caps lock on your titles
But looks good
I meant 31 oct
Who celebrates Halloween now we celebrate it on 30 oct
Just In Case Its Spookier When You Had Red Lights
Cut your Jeans for Halloween decor???
I’m watching this video in 2020 I was Harmione from Harry Potter last year
I thot in the bininig you are macking Metatton EX
Min 5:42 like si lo viste en un video de musas de Lesslie polinesia.
Definitely have to try some of these .. Do you have a link to that music? Would love to play it on Halloween night ..
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I don't have this items and I have very very very sad ???
2:52 name of the music please
Ok can I ask a request 5 Minute Crafts videos involving food? Can you add the measurements of how much to add of ingredients instead of just adding like put this in the bowl because I watch a YouTuber named Robby and he would probably agree with me like or comment if you agree with me
Sorry But this is not 5 minute crafts this is 10 minute crafts i Whit'd for 10 minute's
and why is ther pumpkin's?
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