As I was surfing the web looking for ideas I came a cross a very crazy thing that fits my wacky personality so well. Here is what I found.
So the first thing I had to do was find some baby heads. So easy right ... WRONG! Baby heads are not what they use to be. I must have gone to 4 or 5 different Goodwill stores a couple of times until I found the right ones. Most baby dolls now days are very hard plastic, have hair, or connected to some mechanical body and to do this the heads need to be a softer plastic and no hair. Plus you have to look for the babies that have a soft fabric body and the head and limbs are sewn on or in my case attached with a zip tie.
So finally I find them.. yeah!!! First thing I had to do was drill a hole in the tops of their head. That sounds so wrong. So I had the guys at work do this. All they did was take a 3/4" key hole drill bit and drill a round hole. I knew I wanted to use those small tapered candles so you have to make it somewhat small so that the candle won't just slide right through.
Next I knew I wanted them to be black so I spray painted them black and then sprayed a clear gloss to make them shine.
They look so crazy just the way they are right now. I was getting so excited. Those baby eyes were just staring at me before but now they are lost so I decided I had to do something to make them POP out. First I thought I would glitter them.. like in red or silver.. nahhh. Then I thought about putting a red jewel in each eye. Yea but just didn't pop quite right. Then I remembered I have in my stash of goodies Glow In The Dark paint.. OMG it was perfect. I filled the eyes up with the glow in the dark paint and then put a red jewel in the middle.
So here is the finished project. What do you think ?
Now this is crazy huh.
I am displaying them in these huricane globes I have. I added candy corn and some jar fillers that are in the shape of bats. That's the little black things mixed in with the candy corn.
So there you have it. Check that crazy Halloween craft off my list.