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.
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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