Additional Materials:Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 6 Panacea 8?" Heavy Duty Wire Cutters Nicole Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun Surebonder All Purpose Glue Sticks Fiskars Classic Stick Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat 12?" and 24?" Rulers & Scissors, Styrofoam Cone 5"x18", Foam Cutter, 6" Foam Ball, Eyeball Picks, Paintbrush, Wire Cutters, 24" Ruler, Scissors
About this Project
Only the craftiest of homes will be haunted by this fun -- yet frightful! -- deco mesh ghost.
Tip: Cutting deco mesh with a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler makes it easier and will make a simple, straight line cut.
Whether your ghost is friendly or otherwise, we'd love to see it! Post a pic to: #ACMooreInspired
1Download and print out the template. Use it to cut out four hand shapes from the foam, and then put them aside (you will need a total of 4 sheets of foam). Paint two 1/8" wood dowels white. While they dry, cut 5" off the top of the Styrofoam cone (body) and a small section off the 6" Styrofoam ball (head) and hot glue the flat edge of the head onto the narrower end of the body.
2Cut an 8" strip of white iridescent deco mesh (you will need two 10-yard rolls of 21" mesh for this project). Lay the 24" ruler on top of this piece and then cut it in half width-wise with the rotary cutter so you end up with two 8" x 11" pieces. Roll the piece lengthwise to create a long, tight cylinder. Place a U-pin into the center of the cylinder and push it into the top of the head. Repeat the cutting, rolling, and pinning until the head and body are covered by the deco mesh.
3Glue the two foam hand shapes together with one end of a painted dowel between them. Repeat with the other two hands and dowel. Push the dowels into the each side of the body. You can also glue them in for added security.
4Remove the wire from two eyeball picks with the wire cutters. Glue a 1/8" wood dowel into each of the eyes, and push the other ends of the dowels into the front of the head. You can also glue them in for added security.