Friday, October 22, 2010

Skeleton Family Tape Resist

I'm at it again with the heavy duty tape, this time the electrical. Like my Skeleton Family?? SOOOOO easy to do. Here's the drift:

White cardboard
Black paint
Electrical tape
Black Paper Twists
Hot glue

~Take the tape and, using thin pieces (you'll have to tear it), make a black skeleton on the white cardboard. I made a whole family, including the cat and dog. :-) 

~Paint the whole thing black. You can go over the tape, it will resist the paint. 

~Once dry, you can lightly scrape off the tape and you'll have a skeleton looking back at you. 
~Take a wooden dowel and wrap it with the paper twist, securing it with the hot glue. I also made two little paper twist rosettes for either end of the dowel. 
~Hot glue the pictures into place on the dowel. Once cool, put that baby up on the wall somewhere!!

Simple, right?? This is a good craft for kiddos and adults alike. 
I joined these linky parties, check them out and be inspired:
Three Or More Tuesday
Topsy Turvy Tuesdays 
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Katie's Nesting Spot

Punkin Seed Productions

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

The Girl Creative
DIY Club
Sumo Sweet Stuff

The DIY Show Off


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  1. I. LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH. Love it! This is hands down my favorite Halloween craft of the year! The cutest bones ever!

  2. Those are adorable. Thanks for sharing your clever project.

  3. Thanks for coming to A Crafty Soiree and sharing:) That's such a cute skeleton craft - and I know the two don't normally go together! I hope you'll come back next week too, we love to see familiar faces!

  4. haha -- I love this. I actually like those skeletons. I wouldn't even take them down after Halloween. They would be keepers. Thank you so much for sharing at the Boardwalk Bragfest!

  5. great idea and i love how it turned out! you have opened my mind to all sorts of new tape resist ideas...

  6. I never would have thought of using tape like that to create such cute skeletons. VERY fun. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!


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