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  1. Halloween Props
    I chose 2" PVC for "Lance"'s skeleton because he's gonna be 9' tall with heavy-ish hands on the ends of his arms. (Extra credit if you can work out why I'm calling my pumpkin headed scarecrow "Lance.") He'll eventually have 4 LED lights inside his head. I custom-made a clip for the 2" pipe...
  2. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello everyone, I'm back with a second video tutorial of my "Halloween Series", this time I show you how to make a Zombie groundbreaker made of paper-mache!! 💀 It's a great Halloween decoration close to your TV or your desktop...😁 Hope you will like this new video, let me know if you have...
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    My new pumpkin of 2020
  4. Halloween Props
    So it looks like our annual Haunted Trails Halloween Event is going to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19. much weeping and gnashing of teeth (Well, and a little relief too...last year was Cray cray...and a ton of work) But it had me going through my old photos and I realized I never posted...
  5. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello everyone. I bought a mannequin so I could make a form or mold so I could use sika post fix and make more mannequins. I used what I had tons of glue and paper. After I did about 20 layers took a long time. Why i did so many layer was because i wanted it to be sturdy and strong enough to...
  6. Member Introduction
    Hello! I'm not exactly a newbie, but have been building haunt decor and stuff for years and years. I have an art degree from back in the 80s and did a lot of foam carving, mask building and such toward the end of the 80s and 90s, followed Steve Hickman's work in the late 90s and built a monster...
  7. Halloween Props
    Added a couple eyeballs in the palm of the hands in one of the two Reapers Well.....nothing like having a heart attack so I could take time out for a big Halloween project ;) I've used a Gemmi blowup Reaper at my front gate for years and have had replacing it in mind for quite some time...
  8. Halloween Props
    I finally finished my 3 witch heads and their hands. I made the heads using a styrofoam wig head and paper mached the faces. I then sealed them with Dryloc, then painted them with exterior latex paint, then went over them with a walnut stain and then sealed them again with a spar urethane. I...
  9. Halloween Props
    This was my first paper mache build a few years ago, unfortunately, the water proofing sealant I used didn't work very well. Both arms are tearing and he is also tearing at the elbows, ankles and fingers. I am working on re-doing him, but I'm not sure what sealant actually works the best to keep...
  10. Halloween Props
    Heres my latest project. Built from PVC frame then Spray foam (no chicken wire) paper mache then paint to match the mask and have green LED eyes. Should go good to match my sewer monster. Does anyone know of a good way to protect your paper mache from rain? On some of my stuff I have used...
  11. Halloween Props
    I apologize if this question has been asked before. Anyways I am making a large paper mache cauldron as well as making the heads and hands of my witches out of paper mache and I will be making another spider also out of paper mache. So how do I seal them to make them waterproof? I was thinking...
  12. Halloween Props
    This is my second one that I have ever made and oh my gosh I am amazed! I hope you enjoy! Video shows lifecycle of my zombie project. I am currently working on the body. Body so far has free standing legs.
  13. Halloween Props
    This project took many weeks to complete. My inspiration was found on the web with no "how to", but I believe mine came out awesome and has just what I wanted! I also added a red light that pulsates like a heart beat in the open rib area! The video shows some of the steps; the flash added...
  14. Halloween Props
    I only made one pumpkin this year.
  15. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello all. Longtime member but infrequent poster here. There are a lot of little children in my neighborhood. For that reason this year I have decided to go whimsical and not scary. Given that this past summer there has been a pretty big craze with the Pokemon GO mobile game, I have decided to...
  16. Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, Need ideas on where I can find cheap old newspapers. Going to be doing some paper mache and am at a loss on where I can find this stuff. Thanks!
  17. Halloween Crafts
    Hi everyone. I've been making a paper mache pumpkin. Now got to the face carving stage and I've noticed I have a bit of green mold in a couple of layers! I don't know if this is because it's the bottom of my pumpkin where lots of layers overlap. I used the same recipe as stalloween. Not sure...
  18. General Halloween
    As some of you may know, I cancelled my Halloween plans and took some time off to care for my grandmother who was diagnosed with throat cancer in February. Sadly my grandmother lost her battle on June 19. :( So as cheap therapy, I decided it was time to go back to work not only in our small...
  19. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I'm planning to do several "grey" type aliens for my yard next year, inspired by a thread here from a few years ago. The first one is underway. The basis of the head is a paper mached balloon. There's about 7 layers of paper mache strip I formed the basic shape of the eyes and nose with...
  20. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It’s Alive! A monster begins. My friend Frank started like many versions of the good doctor Frankenstein’s infamous experiments often do; with a curiosity. One that was too intriguing to ignore. The Build: Frank’s torso began with a few scrap pieces of 1”X 6” cedar fencing boards rough cut to...
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