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Diabolical Horns

Create devil horns with the Devil-Ettes in 5 easy steps!

Diabolical Horns

Sassy, sultry, yet utterly all-American, the San Francisco-based Devil-Ettes put on a kid-friendly, wickedly wild, high-energy show featuring historical dances from the heyday of 1960s go-go, including the Hully Gully, the Twist, the Frug, and the Watusi. They’ve also perfected the art of making devil horns.



Step #1:

Diabolical Horns
  • Measure an equal amount of clay for each horn.
  • By hand, roll clay into 2 balls.
  • Then, form into cones.
  • Make the ends pointy and bend them in, forming horns.

Step #2:

Diabolical Horns
  • Stand horns upon the flat ends.
  • Then insert a toothpick through each base, to allow for the elastic cord(this is what keeps them on your head!).
  • Allow horns to dry for 2-3 days.
  • After they're set (about 1 day), rotate the toothpicks daily.

Step #3:

Diabolical Horns
  • Pour glue into a dish.
  • Holding the horn by the toothpick, paint the horn with glue, then dip it into glitter.
  • Let dry, and then add another coat of glue and glitter to make sure the horn is extra sparkly.
  • Once drying is complete, remove toothpicks.

Step #4:

Diabolical Horns
  • Thread a darning needle with enough elastic to go around your head.
  • Insert threaded needle into horns.
  • Pull the elastic through, and tie off the ends.
  • Wear your horns and go-go with The Devil-Ettes!


This project first appeared in Make: Halloween Special Edition, page 49.