i saw these at Micheal's for $4 and figured I could make them at home for free, and Halloween decor should be free or close to it. Almost too easy to publish, but a nice simple project to liven up the holidays. Easy for kids.
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Step 1: What You Need
Cardboard, preferably thick, double corrugated.
A hollow ball of some kind. Tennis ball racket ball,
Thread, wire, rope.
Knife, eXacto knife,
Step 2: Cardboard Cutout
Cardboard is all you need for this step, and just the head and arms, the body will be the flowing fabric.
Step 3: Add 3D Head
I had these pieces of foam I shaped into two halves of a ball. Then I found that a tennis ball works quite nice.
Step 4: Add Fabric
I cut out a square of linen, bed-sheet, white stuff. I had some laying around, but the thrift store would have a big sheet for about a $1.
Find the middle and stick the head there, let the rest fall dramatically over the inner form. Then tie a string, noose, or wire around the neck to keep the shaped.
Step 5: Finishing Touches.
This is probably best hanging from someplace.
Add a string on top.
You can decorate by adding eyes and mouth with a Sharpie. Cutting the fabric to have more ragged flowing feel. I was tempted to scorch the edges with a lighter to add a spooky touch. Maybe I will still do that.
I think they could go without the eyes or mouth, but my four-year-old said they needed eyes, and I found on some issues it is not worth arguing with a four-year-old. That is what I hope you take away from this instructable.
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Halloween Decorations Challenge