Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you use to make your own goose decoys out of? If you just want to share how you make them and what paint you use. I myself do make decoys. Seeing the prices at hunting store just makes my wallet scream, so I started making my own decoys. And I must say they came out pretty good, I mean they bring in geese and that all that matters, right. Well this is what I did. I went to Home Depot and bought some ¼ inch thin Styrofoam for $20. I'm not really sure what the Styrofoam was called but it looked just like a tack board or a science fair board. But the sheet was 40" by 60". Now for me I like to build the biggest geese, because when geese are flying by way off in the distance they cant see cheep little decoys. But they can see my big decoys, which gives the geese more time to get low and come into my decoys. And the time they realize that they're a little big to be geese there dead. Well back to my decoys. I went home and outlined a goose body with a pencil. Like a silhouette from the store. Than I grabbed my power saw and made 9 large goose decoys in about an hour. I than used a brown primer that I got custom done for me at Home Depot, (which they will do for you for free), and painted the decoys. After both sides have dried I used a flat black spray paint to do the neck and the tail with a little touch up in the body section. Than I used a flat white spray paint and painted the chest and tail. I cut out a little piece of a cardboard so I could paint the little white strip on the neck while the rest of the cardboard cover the neck so the white paint wouldn't get on it. Than I cut up some old coat hangers to make little 12inch rods and painted them black, than I drilled 2 holes in the decoys side by side. Then when I go hunting I stick the little 12inch rod into the ground. Than rest the decoy up to it and stick a twist tie through one hole and around the little rod than back through the other hole than tied it off. And that its. Make sure not to use too much paint because the sun will reflect light, but if you use a flat or none shine paint you should be fine. These decoys do work great, and are the size of a magnum decoys while coasting about 5 times less ($3.50 per decoy). Hope this helps and good hunting. If you have any questions, email me and all send you some pictures.