Stiffy Ghost
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Stiffy Ghost

Add spooky fun to any tabletop with this ghoulishly clever ghost.
Designed by Plaid Creative Team
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
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Material List

  • Plaid® Stiffy® Fabric Stiffener (8 oz.)
  • Plaid® Apple Barrel Colors®, Black (2 oz.)
  • Cheesecloth (4 yards)
  • Styrofoam® Cone (15-inch)
  • Styrofoam® Ball (3-inch)
  • Plastic Covered Wire (18-inch)
  • Dowel (2-inch)
  • Poster Board
  • Craft Foam, Black
  • Small Plastic Spiders or other Halloween Embellishments of choice
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Disposable Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Ruler

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cover poster board with plastic wrap. Set aside.

Step: 2

Create a form for the ghost shape by using a 2-inch dowel to attach 3-inch foam ball to the 15-inch foam cone. Cut wire to 18-inch length, then push through cone and bend wire into desired position for arms. Cover entire figure, including wire arms, with plastic wrap. Cut cheesecloth into three 1-yard lengths.

Step: 3

Pour Stiffy® into bowl and saturate cheesecloth. Gently squeeze out excess over bowl (do not wring).

Step: 4

Drape cheesecloth over figure, one layer at a time. Arrange folds as desired and let dry 48-72 hours. Remove from wire and foam form.

Step: 5

Cut two oval eyes from black craft foam. Use hot glue to attach eyes and Halloween embellishment(s) to the ghost.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.