Halloween is just around the corner! That means costumes of all kinds will be parading through our neighborhood! My favorite are the DIY costumes. They are imaginative and one-of-a-kind! This year, there is a circus themed party in our neighborhood! One of my favorite blogging communities Collective Bias, gave me the chance to put together a “Bed of Nails” costume using Elmer’s Foam Board and Krazy Glue and to tell you all about it!
Off we went to our neighborhood Walmart with a project list in hand!
I do love the craft section of Walmart! So many fun tools and supplies, organized and just waiting for you!
First, I laid out the 150 craft sticks on a plastic bag. I painted, let dry, flipped and painted again!
While the paint was drying, I started on the first piece of foam board. Beginning an inch in, I made a mark every two inches in a grid-like pattern across the whole foam board.
I used a utility knife and cut little slits about the same size as the wooden sticks at each chalk mark. I brushed the ends of the sticks with the Krazy Glue and pushed them into the holes.
I brushed the bottom of the foam board with the Krazy Glue, concentrating around the outside perimeter. I attached the second piece of foam board to the side with the glue and secured it with clothespins. Drying time for this did take a little while!
Here is the Circus-Act bed of nails picture we were replicating:
Photo taken from the Super Stock website.
Ron tied the fabric around his head and… drum roll please… here is ours:
We are still talking about whether he should carry the “Bed of Nails” with him or find some way to attach it to himself. Either way, I bet he’s glad we went with blunt craft sticks! Anything else might have been a little “yeouch!”
Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #gluenglitter #collectivebias #CBias. All opinions are honest and my own!