Conjure Up the Ghostly Boos Brothers

These aren't ordinary ghosts -- they're the Boos Brothers. Their friendly demeanors and stylish getups may not scare anyone.

What You Need

  • Acrylic crafts paints in assorted bright colors (optional)
  • Artist's paintbrushes in various sizes (optional)
  • 6-foot-long garden stake
  • 3-foot length of 1/2-inch-diameter dowel
  • Twine
  • 8-inch-diameter plastic-foam ball
  • Flat white sheet
  • Paper bow tie with elastic cording
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

How to Make It

  1. If desired, paint the bow tie and the hat with acrylic paint in colors of your choice; let dry.
  2. Lay the garden stake down and cross the dowel over the top of it horizontally 12 inches down from the top of the stake.
  3. Wrap the joint with twine in an X pattern.
  4. Pound the stake into the ground.
  5. Push the plastic-foam ball onto the top of the stake.
  6. Center the sheet over the top of the ball and spread the corners over the dowel arms.
  7. Gather the sheet around the "neck" and tie it with twine.
  8. Attach the bow tie with the elastic cording, and set the hat and sunglasses in place.

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