Introduction: Halloween Bucket Lantern

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Hello, this is my first instructable! First of all, sorry for my Engrish. I'm from Holland so English is not my native language.

I've made a bucket lantern for the halloween week of the amusement park I work for. I will show you how it's done.

If you don't get the idea of the result, here's the video!

Step 1: Materials

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First of all the list of materials:

Needed:
-A steel bucket
-A marker of any kind
-A disc grinder
-Protective gear

Optional:
-A file
-Some (spray)paint

Step 2: Marking the Scary Face

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Use your imagination!
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Make sure you use straight lines, this is easiest to cut. I'ts no problem if you correct things (see the left eye), but if you use a permanent marker, make sure the outer lines are the ones to cut.

Step 3: Cutting

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If you cut the shapes, be very careful, the cutter is a dangerous piece of equipment if you don't handle it properly. Always use protective gear to keep those eyes and ears working properly. Don't use gloves, just keep your fingers out of the way.

Don't cut to deep, it's not a problem if the shapes don't fall out immediately. Use a screwdriver and some gloves to remove them after cutting.



Step 4: Finishing Touch

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Now you do the finishing touches.

Use a file or some sanding paper to smoothen the rough edges.

You can also paint the inside. Add a candle or lightbulb to create a nice effect at night. Be careful with fire, the bucket can get quite hot when using candles or big lightbulbs.

Comments

Lt. Duct Tape (author)2011-10-20

Use buckets from Home Depot, and they'll glow orange. Brilliant instructable!

Benadski (author)2011-10-19

Thank you for the nice response!

l8nite (author)2011-10-18

fantastic !

lemonie (author)2011-10-18

I like it, nice job.

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scoochmaroo (author)2011-10-18

Fantastic! I love it!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-10-18

Looks great! Very Halloweeny.

flyingpuppy (author)2011-10-18

That's adorable! And your English is fine!
Glad you included the protective ear wear. That looks like a noisy Jack-o-lantern project. :)

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