Halloween Ideas

How to Make a Life-Size Halloween Ghost

Create a life-size ghost for Halloween using inexpensive items. Hang it from a tree or place it on your front porch so passers-by will shake in their boots.

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Attach Ghost's Hands

Attach a small foam ball to the end of each yardstick to act as the ghost's hands.

Drape Cheesecloth

Begin draping large sheets of cheesecloth over the ghost framework (Image 1). Continue draping sheets of cheesecloth back and forth over the ghost until you've achieved the desired effect (Image 2).

Spray Starch

Use a spray bottle filled with liquid starch to saturate the ghost's head, hands and arms, leaving the body starch-free so trailing layers of gauze will blow in the breeze. Allow starch to dry (harden) completely before moving on.

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