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Frankie Lantern

Turn a paper lantern into a goofy, yet ghoulish, Frankenstein this Halloween with Foam Paint.


Foam Paint
4 foam marshmallows, Darice Foamies
1/4" flat brush
Black chenille stem
Craft knife
Foam plate
2/3 yard black eyelash fringe trim
Lo-temp glue gun
Lime green crepe paper streamers


Assemble lantern. Hang lantern in place to work on it easily.

Use craft knife to cut one marshmallow in half. Paint sides and one end of remaining three marshmallows with Green Foam Paint and allow to dry. For eyes, use Black Foam Paint to paint circles on flat end of each marshmallow half. Allow to dry.

Referring to photo for placement, glue Green marshmallow pieces to lantern:
glue one each at bottom sides for neck screws and one in middle of lantern for nose. Glue White marshmallow halves above either side of nose for eyes. (It may be necessary to hold these in place between grooves of lantern until glue is set.)

Use Green Foam Paint to paint scars on face.

Cut chenille stem in half. Use half to shape mouth; glue to lantern. Cut remaining piece in half and shape each piece for eyebrows; glue in place.

Glue fringe trim around lantern's top edge for hair.

Cut various lengths of crepe paper streamers and glue one end of each to bottom of lantern.

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