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It's no secret that we like to work with concrete! It's such a forgiving, creative material. I was doing a little concrete project Pinterest research and came across a concrete garden orb. I really liked the look, but I thought the idea could be adapted to make a creepy mummy decoration for Halloween. Also, I had a huge supply of soft, cotton cording/piping from a yard sale that I thought would be the perfect material to use.
You obviously can blow up your balloon without an inflator but this makes it go really fast. Balloons can be fragile, which we found out making one of our mummies. After one broke while wrapping, we decided to encase the balloon in plastic wrap to give it a little more strength from accidental popping.
This was a fun project. I used some old piping for the wrapping strands, but any bulky, absorbent material could be used. This is one of those "use what you have" projects. Also, it lends itself to many types of concrete. We used two different types with the same result. Just have fun with it.
Fair warning, this project is MESSY! Make sure you wear full protective gear--hands, nose, and eyes. You don't want to breathe in or touch the concrete with your bare hands. I did have one of the balloons burst just as I was finishing wrapping it--that was a messy surprise! That's when I decided to wrap the next balloon in plastic wrap to help keep it from accidentally bursting.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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