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  1. Following Eyes

    This is a VERY simple application of the Hollow Face illusion used so well by Disney for their talking busts.

    The eyes seem to look at you wherever you go.

    I grabbed the last package of ping pong balls at the Dollar Tree. They were badly abused, but it makes no difference to me, so I guess I saved them from the trash?

    I cut one in half with an Xacto knife, then ...
  2. Wallbuilding

    This is a super simple way to turn the 8'x4' sheets of polystyrene foam insulation into a stone wall.

    First, I peeled the clear plastic film off one side of the foam. The other side has foil on it. I left that alone.

    I then laid out my sheet and marked out the bricks. I choose to go with 12" wide x 6" high bricks. You could go with smaller bricks or go for a more random rock wall look. Those are slower and I wanted to get this done relatively quickly. ...
  3. Ghost of the Great Pumpkin

    Stephen King has said "...ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up."

    Well, I was thinking of packing tape ghosts because, well, I'm a haunter. I happened upon a painting of a ghostly scarecrow with a typical pumpkin head. And I thought "Ghost Pumpkin!" ...

    Updated 10-04-2018 at 04:15 PM by JustJimAZ

  4. Zombie Teddy Bear Part 2

    I also tried zombifying a smaller bear.

    This bear did not have any internal skeleton. I cut open a "mouth". I used hot glue to create an upper and lower palate. I also cut a slit in the back and pulled out some stuffing to make him more emaciated. Also, I removed bit of the left arm. Once again hot glue sealed the wound, and also held in place the protruding bone I got from my tree. ...
  5. Zombie Teddy Bears Part 1

    So, I thought I'd see what it takes to zombify a teddy bear. I was lucky to find a T J Bearytales that died of natural causes and was interred at Goodwill.

    I used some hot glue to raise his eyebrows to a more menacing expression.

    I used a trimmer and some scissors to make some spots all worn ...

    Updated 08-04-2017 at 07:17 AM by JustJimAZ

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