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Floating Head Halloween Friends

DIY Projects, Styling and Text by Hostess with the Mostess

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Looking for an amusing yet charming way to liven up your Halloween décor? You can bring your favorite ghoulish characters to life this year – from vampires and skeletons to Frankenstein himself – in just a few easy steps!

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Supplies:

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 Face Printables Body Printables

Instructions:

Frankenstein

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  1. Cut out the printable Frankenstein face elements and body.
  2. Fill a green balloon using your Balloon Time Helium Tank.
  3. Tape the balloon to a bowl to keep it from floating away.
  4. Use a glue stick to attach the hair, eyes, nose, and mouth to the balloon.
  5. Draw a “stitch” across the forehead with a black marker.
  6. Tie a fishing wire string to the balloon. Use tape to attach Frankenstein’s body to the string, a couple inches away from the balloon face.

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Skeleton

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  1. Print and cut out Skeleton face and body elements (use plain paper for the face and cardstock for the body).
  2. Fill a white latex balloon using your Balloon Time Helium Tank.
  3. Tape the balloon to a bowl to keep it from floating away.
  4. Use a glue stick to attach the eyes and nose to the balloon.
  5. Draw a “stitched mouth” on the balloon with a black marker.
  6. Tie a fishing wire string to the balloon.
  7. Use tape to attach the Skeleton’s body to the string, a couple inches away from the balloon face.
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Vampire

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  1. Cut out the printable Vampire face elements and body.
  2. Fill a silver balloon using your Balloon Time Helium Tank.
  3. Tape the balloon to a bowl to keep it from floating away.
  4. Use a glue stick to attach the eyes and nose to the balloon.
  5. Use a black marker to draw the outline of a widow’s peak hairline above the eyes.
  6. Fill the widow’s peak hairline with black craft paint. Let dry for 15 minutes.
  7. Tie a fishing wire string to the balloon. Use tape to attach the Vampire’s body to the string, a couple inches away from the face.
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*Tip: It’s important to use the lightest weight paper possible for the face elements so that they don’t add too much weight to the balloons.

 

 

 

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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.


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