Easy Monster Hands
Ok, remember when you were getting ready to use the Frankenstein Plans to build your very own Frankenstein and it said you’d have to supply your own set of hands? Well unless you were able to run out to your local Halloween store and buy a pair of hands you were out of luck. And a Frankenstein without hands isn’t very scary now is it?
Making your own hands isn’t that difficult though, and the crew over at Screaming Scarecrow Studios have created a simple tutorial on how to make really great looking monster hands using latex gloves, witches fingers, and some expanding foam.
You’ll start by turning the glove inside out and cutting a small slit in the tips of the fingers of your rubber glove. Once you’ve got your witches fingers securely inserted into each of the fingers you’ll need to get a 12″ piece of 1/2″ pvc pipe for an arm bone. You’ll need to drill a hole in both the bottom and top of your pipe approximately an inch from the bottom. Once you’ve got your holes drilled you’re going to thread some wire through the hole in the pipe to secure the hand to the bone.
You’ll also need to secure the wire through the witch’s fingers which is what will keep the hand secured to the bone once its filled with foam. Once you’ve got your hand securely wired to the arm bone you’re ready to add some foam. You can hang the hand by threading another wire through the hole you drilled in the top of the pvc.
It may take a while for the foam to fully cure (2 to 3 days), but once they’ve hardened you can remove the glove from around the hands. You’ll need to paint them of course, but you should be left with the perfect pair of monster hands.
Items needed to complete this include:
- Rubber gloves
- Rubber witch’s finger’s
- 1/2″ pvc pipe
- Expanding foam