‘Tis the season for the spooky and scary. We were inspired by this
Materials Needed: Large foam core board, pencil,
Step 1: Use an x-acto knife to cut a foam core board in half, horizontally. Use a pencil to mark equidistant holes horizontally across the foam core and vertically down the foam core. Our marks were about 3” apart. Use these markings as a base to continue creating a grid of dots on the board, while offsetting each row.
Step 2: Cut a small “x” with an x-acto knife at each pencil mark.
Step 3: Blow up and knot a bunch of 160Q balloons. Release a bit of air from the balloons before knotting, then curve the balloons to make them look like snakes.
Step 4: Cut pink cardstock into ¼” by 2” strips. Cut the end of a strip to make it look like a snake tongue. Fold back ¼” of the tongue to make a tab and hot glue it to the front of the balloon. Then draw on dots for eyes with a black marker. Repeat for the rest of the snakes.
Step 5: Pull the balloon tails through the small holes in the foam core until the knot pops all the way through. Repeat until the board is filled.
Step 6: Measure the width and length of the two pieces of foam board. Mark the measurements of the four corners of each board on the ceiling with a pencil and attach a 3M ceiling hook to each mark. Tie twine to the hooks and tape the ends to the foam board to hang them up. You’re done!
Crafting by Justine Pon