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Dancing Skeletons

Get guests in the party mood with these happy-go-lucky skeletons who never seem to miss a beat. Paint the frolicking fellows wherever you need a little party pick-me-up, such as on tumblers and pumpkins.

What You Need

  • Tracing paper
  • Glass or plastic tumbler with somewhat flat side, or a pumpkin
  • Waterproof paint markers: black and white
  • Acrylic paints (optional)
  • Paintbrushes (optional)

Instructions:

Download the free pattern for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).

Dancing Skeletons Pattern

Adobe Acrobat

  1. Trace the desired dancing skeleton onto tracing paper. Cut out the shape 1/2 inch from the design.
  2. For a tumbler, tape the traced shape inside the tumbler so the image faces out.
  3. For a pumpkin, color the back of the traced shape with a pencil; tape the shape to the pumpkin. Trace the outline of the shape onto the pumpkin; remove the traced shape.
  4. Use the pattern lines as guides to draw the skeleton bones and facial features with the black paint marker; let dry. Add details with the white marker; let dry. If desired, use acrylic paint to add a party hat on the skeleton. (Note: The tumbler should be hand-washed.)
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