Creaking and rattling skeleton bones belong to the ghoulish motifs of Halloween night. But decorating with skeleton bones for a Halloween party can be a little difficult unless you make your own. Styrofoam and a glue gun make bone-crafting easy.
Things You'll Need
- Styrofoam cylinders
- Utility knife
- Small Styrofoam balls
- Hot-glue gun
- Glue sticks
- White acrylic paint
Cut a Styrofoam cylinder to the length you want the bone to be, using the utility knife.
Whittle the Styrofoam bone with the knife. Make it slightly wider at the ends than in the middle.
Sand the surface of the Styrofoam bone to smooth it.
Shape two small Styrofoam balls with your fingers to give them the form of the bulges at the end of a bone. (See the skeleton diagrams in Resource 1 for a visual reference.)
Glue the balls onto one end of the Styrofoam bone, using the glue gun. Repeat on the opposite end.
Paint the entire surface of the bone white. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
Tips & Warnings
- Paint the bones with an iridescent paint if you would like them to glow in the dark.
- Be careful using the knife and glue gun. Avoid inhaling the Styrofoam dust when sanding the surface.
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