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Wooden Boo Ghost Decoration

With only a total of 7 pieces to saw out and only 3 colors to paint, this ghost is finished within an afternoon and will look great decorating your window sill at Halloween.

Wood Craft for Halloween - Boo Ghost

 

 

 

 

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Supplies Needed:

-
8 mm thick piece of scrap wood (for the base)
- 6 mm thick piece of plywood for the rest of the figure
- pre-sawed out letters 1 x B and 2 x O
- acrylic paint in the following colors: white, dark orange and black
- drill with 1.5 mm and 3.2 mm bits
- 3.5 cm long and 3.5 mm thick screw to attach the ghost to the stand
- flat and round paint brushes
- wood glue
- wire
- orange raffia
- standard wood sawing supplies

Craft Pattern:

Wooden Ghost Template

Ghost Template

Instructions: (see picture for placement of elements)

1. Print out patterns so that they fit completely on the standard printer paper size.
2. Transfer the markings to the appropriate thicknesses of wood and saw out.   Sand smooth if necessary.
3. Paint the ghost and base white and the letters black and orange and let dry. Drybrush the edges and details of the ghost and base with black, the black letters with white and the orange letter with black paint. 
4. Paint the facial features onto the ghost.
5. Drill a hole through each of the ghost hands and insert the wire through each letter and across to the hands. Tie raffia onto each letter. Now glue the arms onto the ghost. If you cannot purchase letters, you can saw your own or use the sign template on the ghost pattern.
6. Drill 2 holes in the bottom of the ghost. Mark the hole positions onto the base piece and drill also 2 holes. Screw the base onto the ghost.

Illustrated Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates

Drybrushing Tutorial

How to Dry Brush Wood

Scrollsaw Tutorial

How to Saw Wood Out Using a Scroll Saw

 

 

 

Wood Craft for Halloween - Boo Ghost
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