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Making the World Cuter: Toot Toot Tuesday-Cheese Cloth Ghosts & Scarecrows

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Toot Toot Tuesday-Cheese Cloth Ghosts & Scarecrows

Since I have been loving on baby and having no time to shower at a decent time, let alone craft anything, or pull out decorations, my house is not really in the Halloween spirit this year.
That is strange for me, since I love to decorate for Fall and Halloween almost as much as Christmas.
So I thought I would share a couple easy things I did with the kids a couple years back and posted about.

First these cheesecloth ghosts...I'm sure everyone has seen these by now, but on the off chance that you haven't...these couldn't be simpler.
-First blow up some balloons in different sizes.
-Cut your cheesecloth (found in the painting section, and sometimes in the grocery store) to the sizes you need to cover the balloons.
-Dip the cheesecloth in a bowl of glue (white school glue) and warm water (just enough to water it down).
-Drape the balloons in the cheesecloth...-Let dry overnight.
-In the morning pop the balloons and the cheesecloth should hold its form now.
-Cut out black felt circles and glue them on the cheese cloth forms to make them look like ghosts.
-Put mini LED tea light candles under them to give them an eerie glow on your mantle or table.
This picture does not do the cuteness of these little babies justice.
These little scarecrows are a fun and easy way to make something adorable out of things you need to recycle.
The clothes are old size 2 toddler clothes...for the boy; a hat, a long sleeve button down shirt and a pair of overalls.
For the girl; a hat, a long sleeve onesie, a pair of tights and a sun dress.

We stuffed their bodies with plastic grocery bags, for the head we used paper lunch sacks with painted faces on them, and then we just tied the ends up with jute.
We stuck some dead weeds out of them to give them a little more scarecrow-like look and we were good to go!
As long as they don't get rained on and then put away wet, (like ours did last year), they can be used over and over again.

I also wanted to mention that CSN stores (that has over 200+ stores) have Halloween Costumes, Great Toys and Home Decor...and something my daughter really needs...a bookcase headboard.
I will be doing another review for them soon, and I can't decide what to get...decisions, decisions!



Blogger Corrina said...

I love the scarecrow idea. I have so many overalls from my son's baby days. I bet a pair would work for this. If it does, I can make one for both sets of grandparents too. Thanks for the great idea.

Tue Oct 19, 06:44:00 AM

Blogger Kelley said...

Soooo cute. I like the ghost idea..definatly on my list of things to try.

Tue Oct 19, 08:50:00 AM


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