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  1. Static: spray foam body

    Halloween Props
    has anyone had success with making a body with good stuf spray foam? If so how/
  2. Pneumatic: weathering galvanized steel trash can - muriatic acid?

    Halloween Props
    I'm building a trash can trauma prop and want to weather the 31 gallon galvanized steel trash can, add some rust. I read somewhere that there is a youtube video on how to do this using muriatic acid. I can't seem to find that exact video. Anybody have tips on precisely what I need to do? (Do I...
  3. Static: Tips for zombie bear/bunny

    Halloween Props
    I want to make my first zombie bear/bunny as in attached pics. I just had a few basic questions: 1) What is the object being used for the eyes? 2) Securing the pumpkin teeth (for teeth and claws)...should I use hot glue? Contact cement? 3) Painting...looks like a bit of spray paint and...
  4. 2018 Prop Weatherproofing Mistakes

    General Halloween
    Hi All, I have seen the various threads about water/weatherproofing props but still could use some help. Last year I made a few props that didn't last even a week in the rainy conditions of the general Seattle area. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me or maybe pointed to what I did...
  5. Other Nightmare before Christmas my version of disneyland list

    Halloween Crafts
    ok so here is my intensive pic from Disney land i was like i want one of these but it has to be water proof so I took grey weed barrier cut it into length and shape i wanted. then i used black spray paint to dark up the edges note do not set anything in middle to hold it down use edges...
  6. Other My version of Nightmare Before Christmas count down clock

    Halloween Crafts
    Here is my version of the NBC count down clock i love how it turned out. I built a wood box Next i paint box and after paint was dry i added the little wood knobs For the face i actual found a clock that would fit inside a grape vine wreath I painted the wreath and edge of clock black...
  7. Static: My Versions of the NBC count down clock

    Halloween Props
    Here is my version of the NBC count down clock i love how it turned out. I built a wood box Next i paint box and after paint was dry i added the little wood knobs For the face i actual found a clock that would fit inside a grape vine wreath I painted the wreath and edge of clock...
  8. Haunted Mansion Singing Busts

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    It's been a longtime goal of mine to make the singing busts for my Halloween display. I wanted to share how I did it, and make some recommendations for those who are interested in doing the same. First, I started the project with a budget in mind. I wanted to keep it under $500. Second, I...
  9. Static: Just made this from a box from Kohl's...

    Halloween Props
    My husband got an order from Kohl's yesterday and I couldn't help noticing that the box seemed to be tombstone shaped so of course I made it into a tombstone to stand up in my coffin. A little black paint, a little of that stone texture spray, some clear acrylic sealant and a few styrofoam...
  10. Static: My First Cauldron!

    Halloween Props
    So I haven't been able to really start all my decorating that I want to get done. For the past couple years I haven't really been able to decorate. I did some simple things last year but I literally had to take everything done the night of Halloween. My house is over 100 years old and...
  11. Static: Mausoleum/scary houses from kids' playhouses

    Halloween Props
    This year I added bulk to my cemetery display by placing 3 "mausoleums" in the background. They were made by repainting Little Tikes kids' playhouses. My only expense for this project was the spray paint, and the bleach. I was able to put out an ISO call on our local FB swap groups and got 3...
  12. Lighting: DIY Medievil Sconce

    Halloween Props
    I have always wanted to have "torches" for Halloween that looked like they were from medieval times. Believe me, I have looked but you can't buy them on Amazon. So this year I got enough motivation to try to make one myself. Unfortunately if you google "How to make a medieval sconce" you...
  13. Static: Great Stuff Foam on a balloon?

    Halloween Props
    Hello master prop makers.... Has anyone ever tried to spray great stuff expansion foam on an inflated balloon? I am wondering if it will pop the balloon or will it hold it's shape until it hardens? I meant to test this outside but the temps have dropped and snow is in the forecast for the...
  14. Prop Showcase: Gate Pillars - Lightweight and Easy to Store

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, One of my big concerns in building props is being able to store them for next year. While I have a decent size house - my decorations tend to be big - the bigger the better. This year I am building a new fence and gate and wanted to make some cool pillars. I work in the sign and...
  15. Static: vinyl paint

    Halloween Props
    last year I spray painted a beach ball with paint and it worked out fine, this year I went thru all my spray paint and a few I bought and nothing dries, any body got any ideas on what I can use. Last years paint either came from lowes or home depot.
  16. Atmosphere Effects: HELP!!! Need some advice on UV Paint, Please and Thank You

    Halloween Props
    I am currently building a prop made from plastic, much of which will be made from that 7mil clear drop cloth plastic that so many of us use to corpse our skeletons. I need a GOOD UV reactive spray paint, preferably in Matte White, but it needs to glow brightly under florescent UV black lights. I...
  17. Painting Has anyone used Crayola Washable Kids Paint on cement?

    Halloween Crafts
    Before I go out and buy some Crayola Washable Kids Paint (10 colors - looking for brown) to try out, I was wondering anyone has tried this on cement? I want to kind of stencil or rather water it down and spray into a template on our concrete driveway and walkway to create a footprint path...
  18. Fanatical about 2 things: Halloween and the Philadelphia Eagles

    Member Introduction
    Hi All, I've been lurking here for several years - and it's time to dive in. Every year I learn something new....and this year - my yard will be mostly created by me vs. store bought. Over the years, I've learned to build coffins for $20, have created awesome lava/coals from spray foam (btw -...
  19. Other: Samara's well window prop

    Halloween Props
    I got the big lots "graveyard ghost" to use as Samara. I think Id like to put her in the bay window, so I needed a small well. I used a hamper, the fabric kind that you use a liner with. But I think a cardboard box would work just as well. It doesnt look so rectangular once you get the foil...
  20. Painting Halloween Picture Frame Tree

    Halloween Crafts
    If you ever see one of these table top family trees at a garage sale, pick it up! It's such an easy craft. Take apart the frame backing and leave the attached fronts hanging onto the tree. Then simply spray paint it all. It comes with little tiny pegs that hold the photos in place. Don't...
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