Booooooo!

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Tomorrow is Halloween!  What a fun holiday – a little scary, a little silly, and soooo much candy!  Even as an adult (well, I’m not actually sure that I qualify as an adult), there’s a lot of candy – have you been on those aisles at the store yet?  I HAVE.

Ok, so in the spirit of the holiday, here’s a quick little ghostie project that you can do today to burn off some of those candy calories (cuz I know you’re already dipping into the handout stash, right?)  Or make it with those youngsters you have hanging around that are super excited about Halloween and need something to keep them occupied until it’s time for TrickOrTreating.

For this lil’ ghostie, I used black and glow-in-the-dark polymer clays.  (hint: I use Premo Translucent clay and mix it half and half with Sculpey glow to make the perfect consistency).

The core of the ghostie is black – you’ll see why in a minute.  Roll out a log about as long and thick as a breakfast sausage link.  Flatten one side onto the table.  Squeeze the top part to create a neck (with a head-shaped blob on the top).

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Now cover it with a sheet of the Glow clay (roll the clay into a thin sheet, and rip or cut it so it’s kinda square-shaped).  Crumple the sheet all around the black core in pleats (ghosts like a nice pleat), and squeeze around that neck area to define the head.
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How about horns?  Yeah, ghosts prefer the ‘horn upgrade’ whenever they can afford it.  Just pinch out two spikes on the top of the head!

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So now here’s why there’s black clay underneath… use a tool to pull the clay down into two eye sockets (you can also push in a couple seed beads or glass eyeballs into the sockets for a more personable look).  Mouth is done similarly – just make line, and drag down for the “ooooh” mouth look.

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Bake him (you know the drill – preheat oven, use the directions on the clay package for temperature and time).

OOOoooooOOoooOOooooh! how sweetly spooky! (especially when the lights are out!)

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Happy Halloween!

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About christifriesen

I am an artist because I must be. My mind wanders and my fingers follow. Just feed me a little more chocolate and I'll be fine.
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