Sunday, October 20, 2013
Me vs. Zombie
My son has been enjoying the game Plants vs. Zombies. This inspired him to want to be a bucket-head zombie for Halloween this year. While we were discussing the options of how to do it he decides that wrangling up a couple card board boxes and a bag of balloons would be enough to create his vision...errr...excuse me. He thought it would be enough for ME to create my vision. How could I let my kid down, right? After all he apparently believes I have some crafting super powers.(He might be right.) I did need to add some Mod Podge, tape, newspaper,and a bucket to the supply list. I built the base structure on a cardboard box (making sure it fit my sons head) using balloons and masking tape. Once I had the overall shape of the head I went old school using paper mache. My version of paper mache is newspaper drenched in Mod Podge. It's much faster and needs less layers. Once the form came together I needed to figure out eyes. I bought 2 foam balls from the toy section and slipped them into some opaque white tights. I pulled the tights through 2 holes in each eye socket and tied them off on the inside to secure them. When the mask is on my son can see through the nostril holes. We added a $3 suit jacket and a tie from the Goodwill to finish it off. It's been a ton of fun. I've also kept my "super-crafter" title with my kids. Happy Trick-or-Treating!!