This Christmas I'm going to try and come up with some Creepy Christmas decorations for my home. For my first project, I decided to convert some light up snowmen I bought at the dollar store into light-up skeleton snowmen.
|Light-Up Snowman from the Dollar Store|
The first thing I did was pull off his face. I kind of felt like an evil little kid pulling the wings off of a fly.
Next, I made some "rib bones" for my skeleton using strips of black duct tape. I first tried cutting it with scissors, but the tape kept sticking to the scissors, so I switched to a utility knife, and that worked much better.
Next up was the face. I didn't think there was any way to slice the duct tape thin enough for his teeth, so I decided to draw the face on a piece of construction paper and glue it on to the snowman.
|Construction Paper Skull|
The finished product looks OKAY with the lights on...
|Finished Skeleton Snowman|
...but he doesn't look very good in the dark with his flashing light effect. Because his face is a solid piece of paper, it disappears into a silhouette. And, honestly, his ribcage looks kind of sloppy, too.
|Flashing Light Skeleton|
I think I'm going to consider this to be my "first draft." I'm going to revisit this in couple of days, and see if I can't make him look a little better.