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Make a milk jug skeleton for Halloween fun!

Filed Under: kids, seasonal, toys, Crafts

milk jug sketeton pictureWith inspiration from a recent blog post about ways to recycle empty milk jugs, I went in search of the instructions for making milk jug skeleton Halloween decorations. This craft project is just fantastic for keeping a couple kids busy for a few hours, but an adult absolutely must oversee all cutting operations.

You'll need as many as ten jugs to make one full size skeleton (about 3 feet tall), so start saving them now. We'd hate for you to have to chug three gallons of milk on Halloween night just to complete the project, especially if you're lactose intolerant. Although I guess that would give a realistic touch to your whoopie cushion costume.

This description from prariewebs is probably the best example of milk jug skeleton instructions that I found. This site provides clear instructions with all the needed tips and a very nice guide picture is included.

These milk jug skeleton instructions from hphood are different and would seem a little bit easier for a child to help you with because the parts are more simplistic and the construction is simpler.

This example of a milk jug skeleton from p2pays is basically the same as the first one I listed, but those guys put handy printable instructions within easy reach.

You can have lots of fun with your kids making these easy-to-do craft skeletons. I recommend making a whole tree full, or a tribe of them. You can also paint them different colors or use "glow in the dark" paint to make them extra scary on Halloween night. So go start washing out those milk jugs in preparation for creating a bunch of milk jug Mr. Bones. In the mean time, I'm going to see if I can find instructions for making a milk jug Paris Hilton. It shouldn't be too hard of a project, seeing as we'll be working with empty plastic containers ;)


  • Erma

    I am very visual, could you attach a picture to this????

  • kelly has great step by step picture instructions

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