Add a little whimsy to your Halloween party with these corny characters. The little guy makes a great craft project for kids - just pre-cut and assemble parts in kit form.
Completion time – 2-4 hours
Designer – Paula Bales
STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Cones, one each: 15" x 4"; 9" x 4"; 6" x 3"
- Balls: 2", two; 1-1/2", four; 1", six
- Acrylic paints: black; orange; white; yellow
- Wooden dowels: 3/8"; 1/4"; 3/16"
- Wooden ball knobs: 5/8", two; 1/2", four; 3/8", tw
- Wooden ball, 3/4"
- Serrated knife
- Candle stub or paraffin
- Fine-line black permanent marker
- Wooden skewers
- Paintbrushes: medium flat; stiff round; liner
- Disposable palette
- Water basin
- Paper towels
- Utility knife or craft snips
- Thick, white craft glue
- Craft-tip set for acrylic paints (optional)
1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut
following from tops of foam cones: 8" from large cone; 3-3/4"
from medium cone; 1-1/2" from small cone. Set aside cone tops
for future projects. Use scrap foam to round off tops of
remaining cone sections as shown in photo.
- 2. Insert wooden skewers into bottom of cones and foam balls.Holding skewer, paint foam balls white. Place skewers in heavy
glass or jar; let dry.
- 3. Holding large cone by skewer, paint cone base and 2"-widestripe around bottom orange. Paint 3"-wide middle stripe
yellow; paint cone top white. Repeat for remaining cones,
decreasing stripe measurements as follows: medium cone, 1-3/4"
bottom, 2-1/2" middle; small cone, 1-1/2" bottom, 2" middle.
- 4. Use liner brush or craft-tip set and black paint to outlinestripes. Place skewers in heavy glass or jar; let dry.
- 5. Use utility knife to cut two 5-1/2" lengths (arms) and two8" lengths (legs) from 3/8" dowel for large candy. Cut two
4-1/2" arms and two 7" legs from 1/4" dowel for medium candy.
Cut two 3-1/2" arms and two 5" legs from 3/16" dowel for small candy.
- 6. Paint legs orange and arms yellow. Push dowel ends intoscrap foam to dry.
- 7. Paint two ball knobs of each size black for eyes; use brushhandle to add white highlight dot to each eye. Paint remaining
ball knobs and wooden ball orange for noses. Let dry.
- 8. Twist and glue appropriate arms and legs into foam ballhands and feet as follows: large candy, 1-1/2" hands, 2" feet;
medium candy, 1" hands, 1-1/2" feet; small candy, 1" hands and feet.
- 9. Use photo as placement guide to glue and twist arms andlegs into cone bodies.
- 10. Use photo as guide to glue eyes and nose to yellow stripeas follows: large candy, 5/8" eyes, ball nose; medium candy,
1/2" eyes, ball knob nose; small candy, 3/8" eyes, remaining nose.
- 11. Use stiff brush and small amount of paint to brush cheeksorange. Use black marker to draw facial features.