Today’s post will focus will be zombie hands. Here’s a little tidbit you may also find handy (ba-duh dum!), things in odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye.
- paper mache hands from a craft store (I got mine for $8 each)
- moss green paint (mine turned out brighter than it looked but should be ok with low lighting)
- a small foam brush
- a bag of moss (check the floral section of the craft store)
- an x-acto knife
- hot glue gun
- plenty of glue sticks, especially if you’re adjusting the heights
The only kid friendly step is the painting. Please have an adult do the majority of this project!
To adjust the height and create a varied look, use an x-acto knife and cut the base from the arm. You may need to saw back and forth after scoring. The ones I used were about three times the thickness of a toilet paper roll but still manageable. Once you have the pieces separated, cut slits into the arm then bend them out. Use the hot glue to reattach the arm back to the base, as pictured.
Use the glue gun and place your material around the base. Messy is best as there’s nothing perfect and orderly about Halloween.
Let everything dry, again, then you’re good to go!
I didn't really time it but since it's a quick layer of paint and hot glue dries quickly and you're slapping the material on that, I would estimate that each hand took about 10 minutes.
Instead of moss, use a dark brown fabric, maybe a soft burlap, and they’ll look like they’re popping out of freshly disrupted dirt.
Surround one hand with lots of black fabric, a witch’s hat, and an empty pail of water and you’ve got yourself the Wicked Witch of the West.