How To Make A Halloween Craft Skeleton Grave Stone

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Let This Halloween Craft Skeleton Help Decorate Your Halloween Party

If Halloween is just around the creepy, haunted corner, it's time to start getting prepared for your Halloween party. Halloween crafts made by your own hand add an element of fun that can't be duplicated by store-bought decorations.

So get out your craft materials and make the simple wood craft Skeleton grave stone described below. It's a perfect Halloween party decoration, and can be personalized for each party participant as a table marker or Halloween gift.

The Parts for the Halloween Skeleton Grave Stone

Halloween Skeleton Grave Stone Parts

You don't need many parts to make this creepy Halloween wood craft grave stone shown in the inset of the image above. You see the entire assortment of parts, minus the few tools you'll need. They parts are:

  • Balsa or hardboard piece about 1/4 by 2 by 7 inches
  • Styrofoam or wooden ball about 1 1/2 inches diameter
  • Balsa or hardboard piece about 1/4 by 2 by 1 inches
  • Green plastic bead
  • Plastic skeleton about 6 inches tall (they come in packs)
  • Paint and brushes
  • Mod Podge (optional)
  • Craft glue
  • In addition, you'll need a small saw or craft knife. The Mod Podge can be used to give the project a final coat that will give it a shiny surface.

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    Start With The Grave Stone Base

    Wood Craft Grave Stone

    You can start by making the wood craft grave stone. The composite image above shows the steps to create the finished grave stone.

    Note on the left-most image that one corner of the top is cut off, and the other corner is marked for cut off. At the bottom of the head stone is the smaller piece of wood. It is glued to the taller piece to make a foot for the grave stone.

    The center image shows the base and back of the craft grave stone glued together and painted with a base coat -- gray in this case.

    The right-most image shows the back of the grave stone streaked with black paint to gave an old stone look. You could marbleize it if you have the skill. Also, at this point you can coat the Halloween grave stone with Mod Podge to give it a shiny surface.

    Make The Jack-O-Lantern From The Wooden Or Styrofoam Ball

    Craft Jack-O-Lantern

    A wooden ball or Styrofoam ball is used to make a Jack-O-Lantern that will sit on the base of the grave stone. Shown above are the stages of the craft Jack-O-Lantern construction.

    You can see in the left-most image a ball painted the base color of the Jack-O-Lantern. Then next images shows a ball with the pumpkin lines and Jack-O-Lantern face sketched in.

    The last image shows a completed Jack-O-Lantern. The lines and face have been painted, and the entire ball has a coat of Mod Podge to give it the glazed look.

    Last Step, Glue It All Together And Label

    Finished Halloween Skeleton Craft

    Shown at left is a completed Halloween skeleton grave stone craft, complete with grave stone, skeleton, and Jack-O-Lantern. The final product stands 7 inches high, and is sufficiently spooky -- don't you think?

    At the top is the label R I P. For use as dinner table markers you could even write in the names of your guests, and let them keep their craft as a gift, given how easy and inexpensive they are to make.