Just in time for Halloween - make this life size kinetic skeleton

Halloween isn’t really Halloween without a spooky skeleton!

It’s a classic, really, so why not get creative this year and make your own? Here’s Roxanne Gagnon, Artistic Director, Visual & Media Arts instructions for how to create your own life-size kinetic skeleton that will definitely exercise your artistic bones! Oooooooooooo scaaaaaary!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • scissors
  • one or two pieces of railway board (depending on how big you want your skeleton), you can use any stiff paper
  • paintbrush
  • ink
  • pencil
  • paper fasteners
  • water container

Steps:

  1. Draw skeleton in parts with pencil; try to utilize the full sheet of railway board with as many body parts as possible. This may require two sheets if you want a “door” size skeleton. Otherwise fit to page.

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  1. Once body parts are drawn, outline with ink.  Feel free to use other materials and let your imagination take over.

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  1. Once outlined, go in and create tonal value with water or again use colour it’s up to you!

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  1. Once dry, you are ready to cut out all the pieces and build…

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  1. Now you are ready to build it all together using paper fasteners and find a place to hang it and enjoy.

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