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Did you know that jack o lanterns are supposedly the head of a cursed soul? Who knew! This October, as part of Clay House Art's Halloween Classics Series, our team will feature six classic Halloween monsters and show you step by step instructions on how to create your own spooky masterpiece using air dry clay.

Our last installment in the Halloween Festivities we will be featuring:

Colorful Skeleton

Here's what you're going to need


2 in 1 Light Clay (BlackWhite, PinkGreen, Blue)

Wood Oval Armature

Clay Tools



    ~Pro-tip - make all of the detail elements before placing on the background, once the clay sticks to the background changing out an element is more difficult

    1. Take your clay and cover the armature until you cannot see the wood. 

    2. Roll black 2 in 1 Air Dry Light Clay into a ball and shape into a circle to create our skeleton's face

    3. Roll another, smaller ball using white and shape it into a circle. Cut in half and use scissors to cut and make the teeth

    4. Using your black clay, make two small circles for the eye

    5. Mix a small amount of black to make the nose. Shape with clay tool

    7. Roll your white clay into a thin strip for the spine

    8. Roll a thin long strip of white clay to make the ribs

    9. Make 10 pink and 10 green dots to decorate around the eyes

    10. Make the body by creating a ball with your black clay and shaping it into an oval

    11. Make your skeleton's arms, shaping two pieces of clay into thicker teardrop shapes

    12. To create the arms, make two small circles 

    13. Make a teardrop shape and use clay tools to shape a heart

    12. Assemble and place your elements in order of the picture shown above onto the background

    13. Add any decorations to your background

    14. Optional: Glue a magnet or keychain to make a perfect Halloween Gift


    Make sure to check out how to make our other Halloween Classic Monsters




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