A Milk Jug Skeleton is a Fun Recycled Craft Decoration for Halloween
Years ago I created one of these Milk Jug Skeletons for Halloween. Just recently I was cleaning out my craft room and came across the directions again and thought I would share for those who have never seen it before. My Milk Jug Skeleton I think got lost in one of my many moves years ago and now that I have found the pattern I think I may have to create another one.
This Skeleton would be a craft for an older child or adult since there is a lot of cutting involved, but it is well worth the effort. Not only does it look cool, but you are also recycling all those Gallon Milk or Water Containers into a Halloween Decoration that is sure to bring lots of conversation when the Trick or Treaters come to the door.
As you can see from the photo to the left that you can also add some Glow in the Dark Paint onto the Skeleton so that when it is dark out he will Glow while he hangs there.
So if you want to give it a try save those Gallon Milk or Water Containers. To remove the Labels Soak in HOT Water. Make sure they are clean and dry before you are ready to use them.
Here is what you will need to Create your Milk Jug Skeleton:
- 7 Clean and Dry Gallon Milk Jugs
- Wax Pencil or Crayon
- Craft Snips or Scissors
- String or Fishing Line for Hanging
- Approx. 40 Yds of String or Yard to Ties all the parts together
- Glow in the Dark Paint
- Paint Brush
- Hole Punch
To make the Hips draw on a large area you want to cut out. Cut the same one out on both sides so you can see through it. Punch Two Holes at the Jug Opening and one on Each Side on the Front of the Jug where the Legs will hang from.
Now before you attach it all together you can take your Glow in the Dark Paint and paint all the pieces. You can use the Glow in the Dark Dimensional Paint and make fun designs like the one in the photo. You can even add different colors if you wish to add to the fun. Just have fun with it. I remember when I did mine I took a Black Marker and outlined all the pieces to make it really pop.
That is it !!! Your Milk Jug Skeleton is Complete and he should last forever if you take care of him.
Want to see even more Milk Jug Craft Ideas? Take a look at my post that has 15 Easy Halloween Milk Jug Craft Ideas