Forgot to put up decorations for the trick or treaters and now it's too late to buy some? Looking for a cheap way to make a dummy to place out on the porch? This is the way to go about it all.

A few years back (like 1 or 2), I stumbled upon how to create "rubber" body parts by being impatient waiting for my paper-machie mask to dry. I turned the oven on and placed the mask in the oven on a piece of tin foil. I set the timer and when it went off, I took the mask out. The extra paste that had dripped off, felt like rubber and was flexible too. I experimented with different objects and discovered the "Rubber mixture" worked great.

I'm going to explain how to do this in this Instructable...

You'll need:
1. Several containers... I used paper cups (for mixing different colors)
2. Flour
3. Water
4. Spoon
5. Tin foil
6. An oven and timer
7. Oven Mitts
8. Food coloring (the liquid kind works best)
9. Old newspapers (to prevent a huge mess)
10. Thread and scissors
11. Paper clip
12. Coffee Stirrers

Warning: Parts will go bad after 2 or so weeks... so be sure to toss after use.
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Step 1: Making the "Mixture"

The mixture that is used is commonly used for paper-machie and consists of only flour and warm water.

1. Fill a container part of the way with warm water.
2. Slowly add flour to the water and stir.
3. Keep adding flour and mixing until you get a mixture much like paste.

That's all there is to the mixture.

To make different colored mixtures, just add a few drops of the food coloring in and mix.
Now that wasn't hard....

You can also use highlighter water to create a blacklight mixture:
(Last two pictures)...

bufordsboy5 years ago
thats a thumb?
pyrorower5 years ago
Any suggestions to make a mold for a mask?
mykmykmykkk6 years ago
you can prevent the parts from going bad by mixing a fair bit of salt in the mixture - but it might make it to dry, i dont know
dcshoeco338 years ago
oh ok lol mine was like elmers glue thickness
FrenchCrawler (author)  dcshoeco338 years ago
Probably cause I described it as paste :P It would probably still work, it would just take longer to cook.... but I'm not about to try. I'll stick with my "recipe" :) If I have the time (and energy), I'll try to "measure" out the components of this mixture so to take out the guess work....
Fireflash138 years ago
I'm gonna put a few of these in some luck trick-or-treaters' bags! Hehe!
FrenchCrawler (author)  Fireflash138 years ago
If you had the time on your hands, you could make a mold to resemble those candy, wax fangs and bake up a batch. Imagine the suprise on those poor kids' faces when they go to place the fangs in their mouths. Just make sure not to use the highlighter water (or any other toxic substance) in the batches...Only the good ol' flour, water, and food coloring :)
dcshoeco338 years ago
mine came out all gooey. does that mean it needs cooked longer??
FrenchCrawler (author)  dcshoeco338 years ago
Probably or you didn't make the mixture thick enough. The mixture should come out kind of like pudding (sorry, that's the best I can describe it besides saying "paste")
theRIAA8 years ago
the girls will love this!
FrenchCrawler (author)  theRIAA8 years ago
Wait until I get around to posting up how to involve man's best friend in one of the instructables (coming soon to a website near you)....
modio8 years ago
wicked, sick, and wizard. Good job, dude!
FrenchCrawler (author)  modio8 years ago
Thanks. I love Halloween so I'm probably going to be up in the hundreds for instructables posted :P