Here is how to make a inflatable hanging giant mushroom. Like the ones I make for the Mushroom Forest.
things you will need:
-Inflatable beach ball
-Fabric about a meter and a half for the cap depending on size of beach ball
and enough for a long tube stem usually about 4-5ft long by 2ft wide
-Coloured felt for dots
-Fabric glue for the dots
-Velcro about 2ft or so
-String or twine to attach to the ball
-Wire (I use 18g Galvanized steel)
Take 3-4 lengths of the string long enough to go around the beach ball loosely. Fold the strings in half and tie them off to create a loop. Make a hanging cage for your beach ball using the rope and some tape.
now we are going to make the cap piece. First we measure our ball around its biggest point.then we make a bell/cone shaped pillow case for the ball You can use 2 pieces or 3 pieces to do so you want the top piece to stay open so the string can pop out the top.
Step 3now take your cap and place it down on the pice of fabric you want to use for the under side. make sure the wire is fully sreached out and trace out the bottom
Next we make the stem. By making a long tube that is bigger at one end than the other
Step 5While the fabric paint dries Hang the cap from somewhere that wont get in the way And cut out dots from the coloured felt.
Step 6Only do this if your fabric paint is dry.
Once that is dry your dots should be dry and you can assemble the mushroom. The cap folds down and the ball deflates and the stem and bottom wrap up nicely for easy storage or transport making them wonderful decorations for interesting parties...