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Collect your candy in spine-chilling style this year with your own Vampire Skull Candy Bucket.
Links to items mentioned in the video or used in the project:
- Plaster cloth gorilla video
- WED modeling clay (Use any modeling clay you have on hand. You could even sculpt your skull with aluminum foil and masking tape.)
- Plaster cloth (To make all 6 skulls I used one 5 yard roll, 6″ wide.)
- LED Fairy Lights
How to make your Vampire Skull Bucket:
Step 1: Sculpt a vampire skull (or dragon skull, or whatever) using modeling clay.
Step 2: Cover the modeling clay sculpture with plastic (the plastic sticks best if you get the clay wet first.
Step 3: Cover the plastic with narrow strips of wet plaster cloth.
Step 4: Use a tool or knife to make the indentations in the plaster cloth for the teeth.
Step 5: After about 15 minutes, the plaster cloth will be hard enough to very carefully remove it from the clay. If the clay has been damaged during the process, just re-sculpt it, and then make more skulls the same way. When all the skulls are done, rinse your hands in the bowl of water and throw the water outside – do not put it in the sink!
Step 6: Let the skulls dry overnight. Then drill holes through the eye sockets to let light through, and at the top of the skulls so you can tie them to your bucket. Spray paint your bucket black.
Step 7: Attach your LED lights, if using them, so the lights will show through the holes in the eye sockets. I threaded my lights through a hole in the bucket, and taped the switch to the inside of the bucket.
Step 8: Tie your vampire skulls to the bucket.
Step 9: Take your vampire skull bucket outside, and turn on the LED fairy lights. 🙂