Flakes the Friendly Ghost

Jan's Garden Art
by Jan's Garden Art
10 Materials
1 Hour
He's a man for all seasons! Not just the winter time!
Flakes the Snowman becomes Flakes the 'tater Grower becomes Flakes the Friendly Ghost!

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Start with one Flakes the Snowman found here:

Over the spring/summer turn him into Flakes the 'tater Grower.

Now it's time for Halloween! Flakes wants to join in the fun and I'm going to help him!

I had an old king sized white flat sheet. Drape it roughly over Flakes the Snowman and determine where your design should go. Mark that area. No need to be TOO precise - this is a homemade costume you know! I carboned my design onto the sheet (transfer/carbon paper & a pencil).
I then used Rustoleum gloss back protective enamel (any oil based paint should be fine - I had the can on hand) to paint his face. I did put an old t-shirt underneath of the design area to absorb any paint that went thru the sheet. I then let the paint dry overnight.
Carefully drape his costume overtop of Flakes. Proceed to be "oohed" and "awed" at. Prepare for the cuteness.

You can "weigh down" the corners of the sheet with a brick on each corner (if you must) and I plan on trying to get some pictures of him at night. I am putting solar lights underneath the sheet so he "glows" like a ghost!

He is definitely a "Man for All Seasons".icon

I added the spooky lights! I have 2 mason jar solar lights that "hang", 1 hanging on each "arm/finger". 2 lights are resting on the 2nd tire from the bottom.

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Showing off the hanging solar mason jar lights. Now I'm thinking of getting him a pumpkin' to hold all his candy.
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  • Ann Ann on Sep 14, 2017
    Hi there i love flaky the snowman and my children are so excited to do it with me. I was wondering what u used to make his head tho. I have a few ideas but. But my boys said it has to be perfect lol so i wntd to ask u

  • Annie Wiens Oper Annie Wiens Oper on Sep 18, 2017
    Very cute! If they are solar lights, how do they 'charge' with the sheet over them?

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  • Sandra Crosbie Sandra Crosbie on Sep 19, 2017
    I love it. Isn't it amazing how unrelated items can be made into something so cool that when put together they make an object which almost has a personality. Well done you for your creativity.⛄

  • Bonnie Bowness Bonnie Bowness on Sep 19, 2017
    Hi Jan Flakes is one handsome guy.That is one really sweet project you have created.I just love the idea that he has seasonal purposess. Each one is just soooooo cute.Very creative and easy to do.Thank you very much for sharing such a sweet idea for all the kids and adults in the area.Flakes almost has a real personality and hes fun for everyone to enjoy.Great job!