October 7, 2010

Frankenstein Blocks

Thanks so much Kirsti for hosting the 13 days of Halloween!

I've got 2 simple Halloween crafts: a Frankenstein block and Feet Ghosts. Both using a 2x4.

For Franky:

Cut a 6-8 inch piece from your 2x4. (Or have your home hardware store cut it if you don't have access to a saw.)

Paint it green. Let dry.
Paint the top of his head black. Let dry.

For the hair, get creative! On one I painted the hair, on the other I hot glued yarn.

Hot Glue on a nose. A button, a hair thing, a pom pom, etc. Whatever you think is cute!

Paint eyes and mouth. I used a felt tip paint marker.

Drill pilot holes for the "bolts". Then screw in the bolts. I used what I had which was black wood screws, but I think silver ones would be super cute.
Next I distressed Franky with fine sandpaper, just on the edges.

Then I 'speckled' him. I used an old toothbrush and watered down black paint.

Spray with clear matte sealant, and you're finished!

He adds a cute touch, I think!

Now, to use some more of that 2x4! :)

Click HERE for instructions on the Feet Ghosts.

Thanks again, Kirsti!



leemeandthegirls said...

Super cute. Thanks for sharing. :)

Kirsti said...

So cute! I love it... off to get a 2X4!

Christine Dallimore said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!! You have no idea how excited I am to see these. I made a mummy block but I wanted to make some other Halloween blocks... I just didn't know quite how! The Frankenstein and Ghosts are PERFECT!!! Love 'em, love 'em!!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Those are just adorable!! I love them!


Lolly Jane said...

sooo cute! i love how simple both projects are, gonna have my kids make some little frankies tonight! :)

Kim said...

CUTE and thanks for the tutorials!!

tmiller said...

Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

How fun.. my kids would love these!! And what a fun way to remember how small they used to :)