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.

Project Steps

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.

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.

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.

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.