MONSTER MUD A+ • "Most tutorials you will encounter tell you that you want 1 gallon of paint to a 5 gallon bucket of drywall compound.• Truth is, there is no magic formula, just mix some of each and start to play. If you want to be fighting to try to fit 6 gallons of stuff into a 5 gallon bucket, more power to you. • My own recipe is: 1 5 gallon bucket. 1 BOX of drywall compound. 1 gallon latex paint." UnOrthodOx -halloweenforum

MONSTER MUD A+ • "Most tutorials you will encounter tell you that you want 1 gallon of paint to a 5 gallon bucket of drywall compound.• Truth is, there is no magic formula, just mix some of each and start to play. If you want to be fighting to try to fit 6 gallons of stuff into a 5 gallon bucket, more power to you. • My own recipe is: 1 5 gallon bucket. 1 BOX of drywall compound. 1 gallon latex paint." UnOrthodOx -halloweenforum

Halloween decoration - this is creepy using mop string dipped in Monster Mud and draped over a skeleton.

Halloween decoration - this is creepy using mop string dipped in Monster Mud and draped over a skeleton.

See photo:We are building a cauldron (the milk gallon is for scale). It has the cardboard frame, shrink wrapped, and mache' to form it. Which brings us to the monster mud part (this weekend).The question is... How many layers of MM and cheesecloth do you think this beast will need to be solid enough to play with? We don't intend it to actually hold water or anything daft like that, but we would like to keep it around for several years of cauldron witching business.We w

See photo:We are building a cauldron (the milk gallon is for scale). It has the cardboard frame, shrink wrapped, and mache' to form it. Which brings us to the monster mud part (this weekend).The question is... How many layers of MM and cheesecloth do you think this beast will need to be solid enough to play with? We don't intend it to actually hold water or anything daft like that, but we would like to keep it around for several years of cauldron witching business.We w

Get an early start on Halloween decorations for this year. Made from chicken wire, wood, foam, mannequin hands, foam head, dress, then coated with a mixture of joint compound and exterior latex paint (called monster mud). Source: Mike Spears via Flickr

Get an early start on Halloween decorations for this year. Made from chicken wire, wood, foam, mannequin hands, foam head, dress, then coated with a mixture of joint compound and exterior latex paint (called monster mud). Source: Mike Spears via Flickr

Monster Mud - How to make this. This can be used on an assortment of props

Monster Mud - How to make this. This can be used on an assortment of props

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