This is a simple tutorial on my findings on making a foam ghost and a free issues I ran into… I made four of these and am using them outside for some shows. But due to it being made of styrofoam the wind rubbing it up against the trees is ruining the ghosts, so I advice you to use this technique for temporary displays or indoor use only…
Finally you do not have to only make a ghost, you can probably make a Christmas tree:) or anything you wish. If you know what your doing, you can even make 3d cutouts as opposed to my 2d cuts, (flat ghosts)
Materials needed in this are:
4′ by 8′ 2″ foam board
Projector (an overhead can cork too if you happen to have one and the way to print or draw your image, (just a thought)
Hot Wire, (I used a cheap hobby one, but for the 2″ board you will want a better one, one that melts faster)…
Obviously Rgb lights and a way to power them and control them. (I will not get to much into this because I am using the strips and powering them through a dc controller using light o rama.) what I am using are 5m 5050 rgb 60 LEDs a meter waterproof LEDs…
Hot glue gun and hot glue
Way to connect the lights to the controller, (I’m using waterproof 4 wire connectors)
Black paint (not spray paint, it will eat the foam)
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