Today i'm sharing a quick and fun Halloween project and here's what you'll need:
Some fabric ( an old t - shirt works just fine), a bottle ( can be round, too), some wire, cheesecloth and Powertex fabric hardener. I'm using the black fabric hardener, so i don't need to paint the figure afterwards
Rubber gloves, a plastic container and a non - stick craft sheet
Forming the wire for arms
Cut fabric in strips for the body
Cut strips for sleeve
Cut some cheesecloth or Powertex Stockinette for body
Cut hole for *hood* wire
Form wire for hood
Notice one wire is a little bit smaller
See assembling below for hood
You dont need any glue, because you take out the hood - wire at the end
Finally cut one strip of fabric for hood, maybe a piece of cheesecloth, too
Put your rubber gloves on and start the fun with the first piece of fabric for the body.
Place the bottle on the non - stick craft sheet. Maybe you secure your workplace with old magazines, because working with the fabric hardener can get really messy. Maybe you also need an apron for yourself.
Dip fabric into the fabric hardener and squeeze out, like handwashing a shirt.
Do this two or three times
You want to soak the fabric completely with the hardener...squeeze out and drape fabric over the bottle
See..? The formerly white fabric is black now
Continue with the cheesecloth for the body. Don't forget to cut strips into the fabric before soaking with the fabric hardener
Continue with the sleeves
Drape folds directly, cover the end of sleeve with cheesecloth
Put in the wire for the hood.
The smaller wire behind
Same procedure of soaking the fabric for hood, drape and fold
Some left over strips hang over the sleeve. Let dry over night
When completely dry, take out the *hood* wire
Cutting fabric, forming wire and creating creature within
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