How To: Make Realistic Fluffy Cloud Props from Things Around the House

Make Realistic Fluffy Cloud Props from Things Around the House

How to Make Realistic Fluffy Cloud Props from Things Around the House

If you need a cloudy background for a photo or video, you can always turn an old aquarium into a DIY cloud tank. But, if you want something more fun and less creepy, these fluffy cloud props by Serena Thompson might be more what you're looking for. It'd even make a good Halloween costume if you tweak it a little.

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All you need is some balloons, tape, flour, newspaper, and a bunch of pillow stuffing. Serena made them by taping balloons together and applying a mixture of water and flour, then covering the balloons in strips of newspaper.

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Once they dried, she used a spray adhesive to attach the stuffing all over the outside. And that's all there is to it. No more complicated than the papier-mâché crafts you forced your parents to display in the living room in elementary school, just a lot softer.

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Check out Serena's tutorial for more details and photos.

3 Comments

Just now need to figure out a way to attach the balloons while maintaining opacity so that you could throw some leds in there to make lightning

I too was wondering how to make this using lights. Your suggestion is perfect and not at all too late for me. Thank you.

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