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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 ...
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  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. ...
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  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

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  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. ...
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  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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