I am saving jugs for this now. I am going to spray with glow in the dark paint, hang from the trees out back and turn on a blacklight! I think it will be eerie! (09/13/2004)
Crafting Instructions to make
Mr. Bones Halloween Skeleton Decoration
(thanks to http://prairiewebs.com/skeleton.html)
8 - 9 clean plastic gallon milk jugs,
Scissors & craft knife,
Glue gun (for the adults to use),
Turn a milk jug upside down. In the corner opposite the handle cut out a large pair of eyes, the mouth and two holes for the nostrils.
Make two small slits in the top of the head
and tie a loop of string through them to hang the finished skeleton.
Slice down the centre of a jug - opposite the handle. Cut the plastic to make a rib cage.
Glue the head and chest together with hot glue.
Cut off two jug handles leaving a small collar on each end. Use hot glue to attach them to the chest section. Punch a hole at the outside end of each shoulder.
Cut out two spouts, leaving a 1/2 inch collar on each. Hot glue the spouts together. Glue to the bottom of the chest.
Use the bottom 4 1/2 inches of a jug. Cut into a pelvic shape. Glue to the bottom of the waist.
SKELETON ARMS & LEGS
Cut the bone shapes from the jugs. Tie to the shoulders and hips.
SKELETON HANDS & FEET
Trace the kid's hands and feet. Cut these shapes out of the jugs. Punch holes into the hands and feet and tie them onto the arms and legs.
For a greater effect you can paint Mr. Bones a neon color or with "glow in dark" paint so that he will glow as he greets your Halloween guests. (09/13/2004)
If you want to look up another pattern for the milk jug skeleton, complete with sound and pictures, copy and paste this link into your browser.
http://www.p2pays.org/RecycleGuys/images/seasonal/skeleton.htm Rocky (09/14/2004)
Look in the Family Fun.com
Mr. Bottle Bones
That is where I found it. I traditional make a new one every year and the kids love it! (09/24/2007)
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