Anyone who is a fan of Futurama knows what a Brain Slug is! In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a Brain Slug out of floral foam. As a warning, floral foam is incredibly malleable, however it also will get dented/scratched very easily and will absorb vast amounts of water. So this is more effective as a display than an active prop, however you can use it as that too!
Step 1: What You Will Need
For this project, you will need:
Floral foam, large enough to carve out your brain slug. I used a semi-sphere. You can easily find these In the floral department of craft stores.
Acrylic paint, in lime green, black, and white.
Paint brushes, at least one of them narrow enough to paint the pupil.
Thin jewelry wire.
Lime green Sculpey or modeling clay.
Something to carve with. I used a few dental picks that I bought from a military surplus store, however you could use just about anything with a flat edge.
I would highly suggest at least a face mask, as this creates a lot of debris! You may also want goggles to avoid eye contact and gloves due to the fact that the dust sticks to EVERYTHING. Lay newspaper or plastic down on your work surface prior to beginning this project.
Clear spray paint in matte finish, to help in sealing the foam.
Headbands and a glue gun, in case you want to wear it as a prop.