Screaming ghost! EASY!
This is a super easy craft and so far I have loved the results. My technic is is to give it a good coat across the top and sides. Saturate the eye sockets but not too crazy. Getting the glue and fabric to stay in the eyes sockets is a trick. I used a wet wood end of a paint brush. It seemed to release better for me than my fingers. Truly super easy and fun.
*UV Light required for optimum effect.
Super cheap - cost to make $2-5 dollars depending if you already have a skull around
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empty 2 liter bottle
bottle of white glue
Water based glow in the dark paint- color of your choosing
gauze or any lightweight fabric
First step is to acquire a skull. I got this one from my husband...muhahaha
The foam skulls will work just as well. But if the eyes and nose aren't deep enough you may have to carve some out.
*** Creepy one eyed lady explained at end of tutorial***
Second step- use plastic wrap to protect Bob from the glue. I used a spool to prop the mouth open. Make sure you leave extra plastic wrap so you can push it into the cavities of the skull for dimensions.
* you can coat the plastic wrap with petroleum jelly on the outside as a release if you don't want the effect of the plastic wrap. I kinda liked it, made it look more spooky to me.
Third step- put your fabric of choice over the skull. I used bloody gauze from the dollar store for this one. Any light weight fabric will work. If you are using something thicker than gauze I would use more glue in the mixture.
*** I tried a nylon sheer and that did not work at all. Tulle should work since it's lighter but I would stick with natural fabrics for better results***
Fourth Step- Make your glue mix
* 1/2 white glue for light weight fabrics- 2/3 for heavier fabrics
*1/3 glow in the dark water based paints
* water as needed to thin just a little
Fifth step- Coat Skull with a generous coating of glue mix. I only coated the edges of the open mouth. That way when it relaxes it will be more scream like. Push coated fabric into eye, temples and nose holes. Place in front of fan over night.
* note- do not coat the entire back half of the skull just the top and front or you won't be able to easily remove it. Apply thick coats around the eyes and front of face.
** Be sure to make a complete circle around the mouth or it will sag too much
Sixth Step- cut the rounded top section of a 2 liter bottle. Cut off the spout section. Poke holes in 2-3 sides for hanging. Use black string to hang it. This plastic piece is to make sure the skull keeps it shape and doesn't sag in the sun.
Hang your screaming ghost where you please.
*Tie a small black plastic loop to the end, then hang from a black monofliament line. Tie some stoppers (ie large knots or small black sticks) into the line and the ghost will move around in the breeze back and forth on the line.
***To create a Creepy Lady Ghost- I painted it with a closed mouth skull and I painted along the jaw line. I got lucky and made a hole in the left eye by just creating a hole in the gauze. Looks like a creepy , spooky eye.***