FloraCraft Trap Door with Creepy Fingers

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft

FloraCraft Trap Door with Creepy Fingers

For all those who dare come to your door this Halloween!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the spray paint.
  • 2
    Use the foam cutter to cut the sheet in half to create two 12 inch × 18 inch pieces.
  • 3
    Cut a 1 inch strip off the 12 inch end of one 12 inch × 18 inch piece. Set 1 inch piece aside for fingers.
  • 4
    Glue together the 18 inch side of one piece to the 17 inch side of the other piece flush at one end.
  • 5
    Use the dull pencil (pressing firmly), carve lines the length of the sheets to create the look of cracks between the boards. Use the foam cutter to cut jagged edges into the ends of the “boards”. Draw in the wood grain with the pencil or for more intricate detail use the Styrocutter Plus. Follow the package directions carefully and use the tip of the cutter to etch just the surface of the foam.
  • 6
    Use the foam cutter to cut the 1 inch strip in half creating two 12 inch x 1/2 inch pieces ("fingers").
  • 7
    For the pinky finger cut 2 pieces that are 2 inch long. For the ring finger cut 2 pieces that are 3 inch long. For the middle finger cut 2 pieces that are 4 inch long. For the pointer finger cut 2 pieces that are 3 inch long.
  • 8
    Use the Styrocutter Plus to shape the individual pieces to resemble bones.
  • 9
    Glue the finger pieces together so they are slightly bent. Wrap each finger with cheesecloth. Glue the ends of the fingers together so the fingers are spread out slightly. Spritz with small amounts of Black spray paint to give a dusty aged look.
  • 10
    Spray just the cracks and the wood grain details with the Black spray paint. (Tip: holding the can too close or spraying too heavy of a coat will melt the foam. Hold can 12 inch away and use several light coats to achieve solid color.) Let one coat dry before applying the next. Spray the boards Brown. Spray touches of Moss Green to age the door. Spray entire door with 2 coats of sealer.
  • 11
    Pilot a hole thru the door for the rope handle and glue in place.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Sheet 12 inch x 36 inch x 1 inch 104179438
  • Nicole™ Crafts 2 square yard Cheesecloth 104148942
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Flat Black 104180265
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Brown 104180262
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Moss Green 104180263
  • Design Master 12 oz. Super Surface Sealer 104180250
  • FloraCraft Styro Cutter Plus 104183609
  • FloraCraft Crafts Styro Cutter With 2 Additional Wires 104186315
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Rope
  • Dull Pencil
  • Scissors