Hi any ideas on filling latex gloves?? I have the exit of a haunted house very narrow and want people to squeeze through filled latex gloves to get out……spray foam maybe? Any help is appreciated!!!
Personally I'd just buy prop Hands from one of the Halloween websites (or Target, or At Home, or Big Lots, or Michael's after they go on sale - if they have them, just throwing out store names where they might have them inexpensively). You could definitely get them for $3-4 each on sale if you looked around, were patient. Is your time really worth the effort to make them? If you do want to make, you would use non-expanding foam, but even then you can't just fill a latex glove to get a proper hand. You'd need a mold. You could make one with papier mache, I guess, but, if I had to make some hands, I would use two actual prop hands (hollow plastic), left and right, cut off the wrist, slice them in half (top and bottom...wouldn't be easy to do) then put them back together, elastic around, and fill with the non-expanding foam, taking care to get down into the fingers. Regular expanding foam would probably work. You would have to line the inside every time with either a thin latex glove, or some substance that the foam wouldn't adhere to. Maybe Vaseline? But that sounds like a lot of work when you could just buy prop hands. Best would be to root around Spirit on the two days after Halloween and get costume monster latex gloves, then fill them with foam.You can use backer rod, just cut to the length of the gloves and insert. You can warm it a little with a heat gun to bend/shape the fingers or add some wire (soft bendable wire, not something that could poke through and hurt someone. Id use 5/8-1" to fill the fingers out. View attachment 751696
Sounds like a very creepy exit! Reminds me of the helping hands in The Labyrinth! "She said dooown!"Hi any ideas on filling latex gloves?? I have the exit of a haunted house very narrow and want people to squeeze through filled latex gloves to get out……spray foam maybe? Any help is appreciated!!!
I was going to say this, but halloweenscreamqueen beat me to it. Latex is an extremely common allergy and is known as a cumulative exposure type of allergy. Basically, the more you are exposed to latex products the more likely you are to become allergic to it. I second using nitrile or another type of glove instead.Not to be a party pooper, but some people are allergic to latex. If you can get them, you might consider nitrile gloves, but I think the prop hands would be creepier.
Good point - however, you can force it to cure by spraying some water onto it as you fill. Add some, spritz, add some, spritz, etc. Great Stuff actually cures using the water in the air, so spraying it quickens that curing process.Great Stuff will not cure in a sealed environment. The part that is exposed to air will solidify but the inside will be gooey. You don't want them leaking un-cured foam on people's clothes.