Introduction: The Leafman
scary leafman in ur garden hauntin ur peeps.
This creation took about 3 nights to create the body and half an hour to make the head. You'll need some chicken-wire, a heavy duty cutter, leather gloves, spray adhesive and an ample supply of leaves. For the head you'll need two solar powered garden lamps, some fishing line to hang it and of course - a pumpkin!
Step 1: The Body
The body is made out of about 1/2 a roll of chicken-wire, cut up with heavy duty wire cutters.
Word of warning - use gloves when working with chickenwire.
When your body is finished, stuff it with leaves.
Then coat the outer part with either contact cement or spray on adhesive.
Pad down with leaves, and then in the areas where the chickenwire shows through, simply stuff the wire holes with more leaves.
Step 2: Install
The chicken-wire body stuff with leaves is wicked scary but is sadly isnt able to support itself. We used fishing line aka 'gut' and placed the leafman underneath a branch.
Step 3: The Pumpkin Head
This is pretty simple, we placed two solar garden lamps in the pumpkin so that the eyes light up at night - even more scary!!
This is the first time I've ever carved a pumpkin - not a traditional thing where I come from... so its a little basic. One key point, the eyes need to be cut in such a way so that they LEDs are supported in the middle.
The solar lamps need to be cut up, all superfluous plastic can be cut away with the same cutting tool you used on the chicken-wire body.
You will need to detach the LEDs from the lamps and solder in some wire extensions. Make sure when you solder the LEDs on to the wire extensions that the leads follow back to the same place on the solar lamp PCB. LED's only work when plug in the right way, but you cant hurt then if you make a mistake - they just wont turn on.