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Simple and easy monster mud tutorial. A MUST for anyone who builds yard props for Halloween!

Simple and easy monster mud tutorial. A MUST for anyone who builds yard props for Halloween!

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

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

For future reference (and you fellow prop-builders who have not yet discovered the joy...) the "recipe" for Monster Mud.

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For future reference (and you fellow prop-builders who have not yet discovered the joy...) the "recipe" for Monster Mud.

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.

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Alternatives to monster mud?  Sometimes, however, monster mud is just going to be too heavy for your needs.  My 12 ft tall 2 section build of "a dragon" (close enough for here), the head needed to be lifted up 4 ft to attach to the bottom part.  No way I was lifting a 10 ft long 3 ft wide section of monster mud and aligning it with guide holes.  I needed an alternative.  I've since found many alternatives to monster mud while you are building with burlap.  Latex

Alternatives to monster mud? Sometimes, however, monster mud is just going to be too heavy for your needs. My 12 ft tall 2 section build of "a dragon" (close enough for here), the head needed to be lifted up 4 ft to attach to the bottom part. No way I was lifting a 10 ft long 3 ft wide section of monster mud and aligning it with guide holes. I needed an alternative. I've since found many alternatives to monster mud while you are building with burlap. Latex

Monster Mud Reaper: "A little while after I built this I wanted to add something different.  Most people had seen the props for a couple years and new it was static so I decided to add a spitter mechanism to the inside to really catch people off guard.  You should have seen the people jumping on Halloween"  Great tutorial.

Monster Mud Reaper

Monster Mud Reaper: "A little while after I built this I wanted to add something different. Most people had seen the props for a couple years and new it was static so I decided to add a spitter mechanism to the inside to really catch people off guard. You should have seen the people jumping on Halloween" Great tutorial.

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).

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).