Skeleton Hand Mason Jar Craft
Use Crayola Model Magic to make this lifelike skeleton hand holding a mason jar, add a candle to complete the look for a perfect, creepy glow! It’s a cold, rainy October day here in New York and I’m getting all the scary, spooky vibes from the heart of the season! This skeleton hand holding a jar came out spooktacular and I’ve already put it on display, the warm glow from the candle shining through those bony fingers is so cool.
You only need a few materials and a little bit of time to make this eerie Halloween craft. First, I use Crayola Model Magic for projects like this, it’s the coolest material and alternative to clay, plus it comes in white which makes it very easy to paint or mix with paint as well. I also used a silicon mold that I purchased from Michaels to make the skeleton hand. Check out my photo tutorial in this post to see how I made this project.
Step 1. First knead your Model Magic a bit to warm it up and make it a bit more malleable, then press small pieces into your mold.
Step 2. Carefully remove the molded pieces from the mold, loosen up the edges if you have to. Be sure to keep the fingers in the right order.
Step 3. Use clear tacky glue to adhere the hand to your mason jar, try to pose the fingers like it’s naturally or realistically holding the jar.
Step 4. Allow your Model Magic to dry, you should really wait at least a day for the surface of the clay to set before painting.
Step 5. Paint on some scary details to make your bones look spooky! Add a candle and enjoy!
Take a look at my skeleton hand from all different angles below, and if you make this craft be sure to share your experience with me! Happy Halloween everyone!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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