I’ve seen a couple of projects in Family Fun Magazine over the years that I’ve really thought were cute and never got around to doing them. This year we went ahead and gave them a try. Hubby and son think they are a bit too cutesy and not creepy and scary enough. I agree that they are kind of on the cute rather than scary side, but it was still fun to make them together.
Nothing overly complicated about making either of these. It took about 2 hours or so to complete both and get them displayed where we wanted them. We have some tombstones they made a few years ago and a few other odds and ends also, but they haven’t gotten those out yet. I know when we finally move my hubby and son are going to go nuts at Halloween with the decorations, but for now it’s just little stuff like this.
General Bone E. Part is on the left. He is made from PVC pipes and fittings primarily. You need 5 empty milk jugs also and some white duct tape. PVC pipe and fittings are very inexpensive so this really is pretty economical to make. Instructions can be found here.
On the right is the Spooky Spider. Another milk jug is used here for his body. The legs are just 4 big black foam pipe insulation pieces (less than $1 each). This time we used black duct tape to help with construction. The eyes are just a half
of an Easter egg and more tape to make the pupils. Red duct tape (can you tell we like duct tape) made the lines on his back. Instructions can be found here.
Oh – and the pumpkins will be coming soon I hope. That is generally the last thing to do since they start to rot so quickly.
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