Remember these guys that I <a href=”http://hafuboti.wpcomstaging.com/2014/10/06/the-mostest-with-the-ghostests/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>briefly shared with you</a> earlier this week?
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Well, they were such fun to make that I wanted to dedicate a post to them. I was inspired by <a href=”http://www.pinterest.com/pin/537758011729790364/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>this pin</a>, but when you clicked through, there were no instructions. But, I mean, it looks easy enough right? Well, it took me <em>at least</em> four times to finally nail the technique. The first few looked…inappropriate for a children’s library. So I thought that I’d share with you how I did it in case you wanted to give it a go.
First, I cut out a random-sized piece of white craft paper, and then cut a hole near the middle:
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Then start spiraling out from that center hole:
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Most of the ghosts were small enough to be easily managed, but several had me looking like this:
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Those were my favorite.
At some point you’ll hit a point where you realize that you’ll need to stop in order to create a head:
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Just trim off the awkward edge and round it out. At this point you can use a black marker to freehand a face. Since both sides are visible you’ll want to be sure that both sides look good <em>(awesome Wonder Woman mug is optional, but it helps)</em>:
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Et, voila! It’s what we called our <em>ghost snails! </em>Which is pretty much what they look like when not hanging from the ceiling:
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Then it was just a matter of poking a hole through the head with a pushpin and threading fishing line through it. Then up on the ceiling they went:
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They really add a fun moving element to this month’s decor. The books are on a separate fishing line, and so the ghosts and books twirl and swirl in unexpected ways. I was going to include the book covers here, but then I realized that this post would become quite epic. So be on the lookout for an upcoming post covering my <em>Spooky Silly Books!</em>