As well as making new pumpkin statues (see entry below) the wife has been working on a new skeleton for us to display in the Hollow.
If I remember correctly, this is for a new prop she has in mind. It's not one I've been asked to help build so I really don't remember what exactly this is for, but that's OK. It's coming along nicely and I thought I'd share.
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|So, cut up some old milk jugs in the shapes of the bones of the forearm and tape them together using shipping tape.|
|Add several layers of paper mache. What's that round thing you ask? More on that later.|
|Add several layers of paper mache.|
|Pay close attention to your newly constructed skeleton hand as some are known to have an appetite for house cats. (NOTE: If you don't particularly like your house cat then feel free to ignore this step)|
|More cardboard and tape. Guess what this is...|
|And here it is with several layers of paper mache and a piece of 1/2" PVC pipe.|
|Oh look! It's the skeletons head. The wife made this from a giant masking tape ball, cardboard and some milk jug teeth.(NOTE: this is the "round thing" seen several pictures earlier)|
|And here's the round thing with several layers of paper mache.|
|Attach it all together (more tape and hot glue) and you have yourself the beginnings of a very cool skeleton. You can't see the forearms in this picture, but they're attached where they should be. Right below the PVC humerus.|
More updates to follow!