This Halloween decorating project is a perfect mix of art and science. Mix the light and airy texture of cheesecloth with the stiffening property of starch, and the results are a real scream! These supernatural spirits can stand on their own, or be hung from the ceiling to create a really eerie effect.
Form (we used a balloon and a milk carton)
1. Create a form using a milk carton and a balloon or foam shapes from the craft store.
2. Drape a layer of cheesecloth over your form and spray with the liquid starch until the material is saturated. Using a spray bottle keeps the mess to a minimum. Repeat until you get the desired effect. The more layers you drape over your form, the more ghostly your creation will be. Allow 24 hours to dry and then remove from the form.
3. Create a face with a black marker
Show us what you make. Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag @mommypoppins so we can see your creations too!
Kids' work is to play. WeeWork is a Mommy Poppins series offering an easy daily activity for grown-ups and children to do together, making kids' work an important part of your day. We aim to inspire together time, creativity and fun using only your imagination and things around the house. You can see all our WeeWork activity posts here.
Sign up to get WeeWork activities delivered to your inbox.
This post originally published in October 2014.