This instructable shows you how to make a simple voodoo doll for halloween decorations. It could also be used for magic TRICKS (for halloween themed magic performance) , stress relief(shoot it, punch it, stab it take your anger out on it) , or whatever you wish to use it for. THIS IS NOT a real voodoo doll, so don't expect to be able to kill/hurt anyone with this (Duh! That what guns, and knives are for!)
Step 1: Obtain the Materials
What you will need is ....
2 Sticks ,around six inches. You can use pencils, wooden rods, BUT twigs and branches look the best. (In this case, I'm using pencils.)
Decorative moss. You can purchase these at garden and flower shops, or try looking at the garden center at "Lowes" or "Homedepot" near where the orchids and indoor plants are. You can also find this in crafts stores such as "The Ragshop".
Twine or yarn, but I prefer to use twine for it's natural looking color.
Cloth, you can use any kind of cloth, in this case, I'm using cloth from an old book sock.
Step 2: Making the Skeleton
First, lay the two sticks to make a cross. Make sure that one is slightly elevated from the middle section of the other stick. Then take your yarn or twine and tie them where they intersect to secure them thogether.
Step 3: Adding the Moss
Once you have completed constructing the skeleton, take some moss and wrap it around the skeleton but make sure not to add too much moss to avoid making it too thick. Secure it to the skeleton using more yarn or twine.
Step 4: Dress It Up
Now take your cloth, and simply wrap it around the incomplete doll to make the clothes. I prefer to have a section of moss and sticks protrude from end of the arms to make it's hands.
Step 5: Making the Head
You can make the head out of anything you can think of. In this case I used a peice of ginger which I stuck through the protruding stick. You can also simply use a lump of cloth to make the head. For the face , you can use buttons, thumbtacks,yarn for the hair, or you can even just draw it.
Step 6: Now, You Can Put It in Display!
I prefer to put it around dark places which is then illuminated by candle light. Statues , bizzare objects, and animal/people skulls are great companions!
Step 7: Once Halloween Is Over...
Once halloween is over, you can store it for next year, use it for target practice, or simply burn it just for the heck of it!