Ghoul In Wall

A creepy looking wall breaker is a good thing to have in your prop arsenal, and Deanna’s November, 2009 entry in the Mad Lab’s prop building contest, Ghoul in Wall is really good.

The build of this prop starts out with a 1/2″ styrofoam base that is the size of your desired footprint. Next, bricks were cut out of 2″ styrofoam and glued to the top of the base layer leaving room for some mortar which was created by adding some joint compound to the gaps.


The back of a foam skull was flattened and glued to a black piece of foam board while a skeleton hand was glued to the front row of bricks to make it appear as if it was creeping forward.


A string of lights was added to an additional layer of styrofoam to illuminate the specter, however, be sure to heed Deanna’s advice to not use styrofoam for this application.


This prop turned out great and it’s a really quick and easy one to get done.  It should also come as no surprise that this prop was the Mad Lab’s November, 2009 winner as well.




Items needed to complete this

  • 1 sheet 1/2″ styrofoam
  • 1 sheet 2″ styrofoam
  • Foam skull
  • Foam hand
  • 1 sheet black foam board
  • 1 string lights
  • Paint