These Halloween dancing skeletons are so much fun to make! They are very easy to cut, and I am offering you a variety of ways to finish them to make them simply dazzling!
Since they are cut from 1/8” plywood, they are great to stack cut so you can make several at a time. The smaller set is painted using some bright, neon colors, and the larger set is painted in traditional neutrals, for a spooky, ghoulish look. I then added a layer of DecoArt Weathered Wood medium and off-white paint for a wonderful crackled effect, that gives those ‘old bones’ character and charm. Finally, I rubbed a little bit of DecoArt’s “Metallic Lustre” water-based metallic wax on them for a beautiful shimmer. The wax paste is super easy to control and adds a wonderful metallic glow to the pieces. A color chart is provided with the pattern line work.
If you wish, you can simply glue the bones together in any configuration you choose, but I chose to join the limbs using everyday wire and some rounded pliers. You can hang them in a garden or even add some magnets to them and hang them from the refrigerator. Wherever you display them, you can be sure they will bring smiles to many faces! I hope you enjoy making this project!
This is a beginner level scroll saw pattern.
– 18″ or 24″ tall