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Mod Podge Stiffy Bats and Ghosts

Decorate your spooky space with these cute little creatures!

At a Glance:

Project #16598 Skill Level: Beginner

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge ® Stiffy - 8 oz. - MS1550

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 4 oz. - CS11205

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Neon Blacklight™ Colors - Green, 8 oz. - 36377

Number Needed: 1 $8.29
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Orange, 2 oz. - 2903

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Violet Pansy, 2 oz. - 2956

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

For Bats:

  • Black and white ribbon 
  • Black fabric 
  • Black glitter 
  • Small clothespins 
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue 
  • Scissors 
  • Computer printout of bat 
  • Fabric pins 
  • Medium wooden balls 
  • Large wooden balls 
  • Paper plate 


For Ghosts:

  • Cheesecloth 
  • Clingwrap 
  • Small clothespins 
  • Paper plate 
  • 5” 3/8” dowels 
  • 1 ½” round wooden balls 
  • Thick Wire 
  • Scrap piece of wood 
  • Drill 
  • 3/8” drill bit 
  • Hot glue 
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue 
  • Needle nose pliers 
  • Wire cutters 

instructions

Bats:

  1. To make the bat, using template provided, pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out shape.
  2. Cover the two dowels in clingwrap. Place the dowel onto clingwrap.
  3. Place the cutout bat onto paper plate and saturate with Stiffy. Make sure both sides of bat are completely saturated with Stiffy.
  4. Place the bat on top of the dowels so that the wings are going across the dowels and the bats body is flat on surface in between dowels. Allow the bats to dry.
  5. Remove bats from clingwrap. Brush Mod Podge Gloss onto the body of the bat and add black glitter.
  6. Glue the clothespins to the back of the bats with Aleene’s Tacky Glue if you would like to create garland with bats.

Ghosts:
  1. Drill a 3/8” hole into the scrap wood. Cut off an 8” piece of wire.  Using the needle nose pliers, bend the ends of the wire into circles. This will be the ghosts hands. Wrap the wire around the dowel about a third of the way up. Make sure the wire is wrapped tight enough to stay in place. Bend wire to make bent arms of the ghost. Glue the wooden ball to the top of the dowel where the ghosts head will be. Glue the ghost armature into the hole previously drilled.
  2. Place clingwrap onto the armature.
  3. Cut off a 12” piece of the cheesecloth. Place it onto plate and saturate with the Stiffy. Squeeze cheesecloth to make sure it is completely covered. Spread cheesecloth out and place it on top of the armature. Make sure all parts of the armature is covered in clingwrap to prevent the cheesecloth from sticking to armature with the time comes to remove.
  4. Form the cheesecloth to wire and wooden ball. Allow ghost to dry completely. To speed up drying time, place a fan in front of ghost.
  5. Once dry, remove from armature and paint ghost face in Licorice.
  6. Use Aleene’s glue to attach the clothespin to back of the ghost. 

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

Most commonly asked questions about FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint.

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Related FAQs

Yes, the fabric painted mixture (1 part FolkArt Textile Medium – 2 parts FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint), can be thinned with water to create detail linework. It can also be “spritzed” onto fabric using a clean pump spray bottle.
Yes, it is UV and weather resistant and can be used both indoors on curtains, glassware and wood as well as outdoors on terra cotta and garden signs.
Yes, painted glassware can be safely washed by hand and are top shelf dishwasher safe without chipping, cracking or fading. Do not soak in water.
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