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
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
The Parts for the Halloween Skeleton Grave Stone
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)
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
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Start With The Grave Stone Base
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
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
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
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
Last Step, Glue It All Together And Label
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.