In the tiny West African nation of Gambia, an anti-witch campaign was conducted in 2009 to root out witches and evil sorcerers.
Going village to village, “witch doctors” accompanied by police, soldiers, and security forces rounded up around 1,000 villagers at gunpoint and brought them to secret locations.
Mix together ½ cup light orange acrylic craft paint and ¼ cup flour.
Add water or more flour for a paste-like consistency.3.
To create head, wrap 4" foam ball in polyester batting until about 6" in diameter; secure with hot glue.
Pierce ball with 3 skewers to create tripod, then poke other end of skewers into top of foam-core body; secure with hot glue.4.
By our modern standards, crazy beliefs back then led to the executions of innocent people wrongly accused by delusional neighbors.
Tie monofilament to thumbtack and press into back for hanging. Lay top piece of a 7' x 4' metal garden arch on top of 40" x 60" piece of black foam-core.
Use ruler to measure 5" above and 5" below arbor arch, marking foam-core with a pencil every few inches to replicate arch shape.
(To check size, place 6" wooden craft letters to spell on foam-core arch.) Connect marks, then cut out arch with utility knife; smooth ragged edges with sandpaper.2. While paint is wet, use pins to carefully help remove letter stickers, then use end of skewer to draw cracks in painted surface.4.
For each pinecone, cut 14" length of twine-covered wire with wire cutters.
Twist one end into small swirl with pliers, then hot-glue to top of pinecone.3.