A Jack In The box head that I made for Halloween this year. Took a long time to make....but was worth it in the end!!! This costume was not very expensive, around $30.
Step 1: The Items You Will Need...
YOU WILL NEED
metal bowl: to put the paper mache mix in
something to hold the ball up while paper mache is drying (a stand).
big ball--you want to find one that is plastic and that is a little bigger than your head... also, for a kid, you might want to deflate the ball a little, so find a ball that you can deflate.
flour and water--paper mache mix.
acrylic paints--blue, yellow, and black.
white spray paint--to paint the head white.
flat circular foam shape--bottom of the little hat on his head.
foam cone--for the top of his little hat.
plastic baseball batter's helmet--for inside the head.
foam sealant for houses (not today!)--to keep the plastic helmet in place.
glue gun--to glue stuff
extra glue sticks--well, let's just say that one glue stick isn't enough.
LOTS of newspaper--paper mache stips
Detatchable needle--like the ones they use on balls (look @ pic #3)
Drill & very small drill bit--to drill two small holes later on
Some salt--for part of the paper mache mix
dremel and circular blade attachment--to cut the mouth out
Cheesecloth--for the mouth
Red food dye--to color the cheesecloth red (duh)