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Do you remember making cheesecloth Halloween ghosts when you were younger? It’s time to pass this fun memory on to your little ghouls. This fun DIY Halloween ghost project is really simple and an exciting afternoon project that witches and warlocks of all ages can make.

Cheesecloth ghost tutorial - Make these fun Halloween ghosts with just a few items! #FlauntYourHaunt #HalloweenCheeseclothGhost #Halloween

Also serving as a candy dish holder, these ghostly Halloween decorations will be the perfect addition to your Flaunt Your Haunt Halloween party. To fill our candy dishes, we grabbed a bag of M&M’S® Milk Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix and a bag of M&M’S® Peanut Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix. We also grabbed a Mars Chocolate Favorites Witch Bag Mix Stand-up Pouch from Walmart while we were shopping for our cheesecloth ghost supplies.

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Cheesecloth Halloween Ghosts

Today we’re making two cheesecloth ghost decorations with a place to hold candy dishes for Halloween parties!

Walmart Shopping List:

Witch bag candies from Walmart

Other items from around the house:

  • Scissors
  • Tall glass or cup
  • A Small balloon or another round object
  • Small candy dishes (ramekins work well for this)

Step 1

Place your balloon or another round object on top of the cup. Drape the cheesecloth over the cup and eyeball your measurements. Cut the cheesecloth into four squares large enough to cover the cup, providing two to four additional inches to drape around the base. This is where the candy dishes will be seated.

Making cheesecloth ghosts for Halloween, step 1

Step 2

Drape two cheesecloth squares over a cup that is topped with your round balloon or object. Form your ghostly figure by working the cheesecloth with your hands. Spread the cheesecloth out to create a good base so your Halloween ghost will stand upright. Use your candy dishes to create small depressions at the base of the ghosts. Once you have formed your depressions, remove the candy dish and place it out of the way.

Halloween Cheesecloth Ghost Tutorial Step 2

Step 3

Once you’ve moved the candy dish far out of the way, spray the cheesecloth ghost with several light coats of laundry starch. You do want it to be fairly saturated with starch.

Making cheesecloth ghosts, spraying with clothing starch.

Step 4

Pick up a treat while you wait for the starch to dry! Grab your favorite juice and one of the SNICKERS® minis bars, MILKY WAY® minis bars, TWIX® minis cookie bars, or 3 MUSKETEERS® minis bars from the Mars Chocolate Favorites (240 piece) Mix Stand-up Pouch.

Halloween Candy

Tip: If your starch doesn’t seem to be drying very quickly, carefully use a hairdryer to aid the drying process.

Step 5

Once your spray starch has dried, check to make sure it’s stiff enough to hold the ghostly shape. Touch up with starch as necessary.

Cut pieces of black felt into circles to create a ghostly face. Attach using glue or tape.


Attaching faces to Halloween cheesecloth ghosts

We found fun Halloween face stickers while shopping at Walmart. So check for those too! Think outside the box, use construction paper, pipe cleaners, or other fun craft materials. Your imagination is your only limitation!

If you secure the faces with tape, you’ll be able to swap them out. Spooky faces for the adult parties and silly faces for the kid’s parties!

Silly Cheesecloth Ghost DIY tutorial

Step 6

Remove from the cup and place the ghost in its final resting place on your party table.

Repeat steps 1-5 for a second ghost and then add the candy dishes to the base of your ghosts and fill them with M&M’S® Milk Chocolate candies.

Halloween Candy Dish Ghost DIY

Add M&M’S® Peanut Chocolate Candies to the candy dish for the second ghost.

Ghost candy dish DIY project

Cheesecloth Spooky Halloween Ghosts

These DIY spooky Halloween cheesecloth ghosts are a wonderful Halloween party decoration. Just keep the candy dish full and you’ll have happy haunts all night long!

DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Halloween Dishes

How many cheesecloth ghost candy dish holders will you make?

DIY Halloween candy dishes and cheesecloth ghosts.

M&M’S® Milk Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix nutrition facts:

Nutrition facts for M&M’S® Milk Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix candies

M&M’S® Peanut Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix nutrition facts:

M&M’S® Peanut Chocolate Candies Ghoul’s Mix candies nutrition facts

Mars Chocolate Favorites Mix (240 piece) Stand-up Pouch nutrition facts:

Halloween Candy Witch Bag Nutrition Facts

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