I attended a Make-N-Take class with my local GoE (Garage of Evil) group.
You should join a local group if you have one. If you don't have one, get with the main site and see about setting one up. You'll be amazed with how many people will sign up and want to participate.
This class was about building an FCG (Flying Crank Ghost). This was at Evil Andrew's house. He did an excellent instruction. We built the first half of the flying ghost.
We put the styrofoam head, arms, eyes, and drape all together.
The hardest part of all of it was trying to get something through the styrofoam head for the eyes to be attached. I ended up using a pencil and pushing with a little notebook so that I wouldn't kill the palm of my hand. This was so that I could put the eyes and their wires through the head and coming out the front. They had to go through from the back, through the whole head and sticking out the front of the face.
It was wonderful seeing everyone again. Last time we were together was for the Nightmare before Christmas party.
Anyway, crank ghost.... After the eyes were in, we put the hands and arms all together. After that, the drape went on. It goes actually pretty fast but with all the visiting going on, it takes a bit longer.
Man, I love visiting with all the other haunters. How awesome is that to be able to build Halloween props in January AND with a bunch of other haunters?