Cute Little Ghosts - Craft

Made with plaster of paris these little ghosties are sure to add a little scare to Halloween.

Supplies: Gauze, as in the kind you probably need to replace in your first aid kit anyway. Plaster of Paris, found commonly in craft and/or hardware stores. Tin foil, paper plates, a sharpie, rubber gloves, and (optional) some kids. :)
Mix up the plaster according to the directions on package. I added some white elmer's school glue in place of some of the water to make the plaster a little stronger. Cover the gauze completely with plaster on all sides. (yes, this is messy! hence the rubber gloves.)

Drape gauze over a wadded up bit of tin foil. Do not wrap the gauze too tightly around the tinfoil or you will not be able to remove the foil when the ghost is dry. (speaking from experience here).

Remove foil when ghost is hardened, but before completely dry. And watch that the ghost doesn't stick to the paper plate. Once dry add cute little faces:

My middleschooler's adorable ghost.

My preschooler's (with lots of help from mom) ghostie.!

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Stuffed Mushrooms

These fun little mushrooms are easy to make and always a hit.

Start by removing the stems and hulling out the mushrooms.

Set these aside to be used in the filling mixture.
About 1/2 lb of ground beef (or sausage) for every 10 mushrooms, cooked well. Add cream cheese, to taste, and minced mushroom stems while still warm.
Then add some of the following: bell peppers, garlic, parsley, basil, parmesan cheese, bacon, onion, spinage. Mincing the larger vegetabels.
Stuff the mushrooms and top with paremsan cheese and 2 pinches of shredded cheddar cheese.

Place on cookie sheet and broil on medium for just a few minutes, checking frequiently, until the cheese on top is melted and slightly browned. Mushrooms will still be crisp. 
Add chives or other garnish as desired.
And you will have a show stopping addition to your next feast!

Simple accents for crafts, bridal showers, baby showers, home, decor, or gifts:

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