Halloween Skeleton Foil Hand Keepsake

I am quite sure that the art teacher that coordinated and master minded this project never intended this to be a Halloween decoration… but it is in my house!

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I like the simple elegant lines of turning their hand into a skeleton — the nostalgia of having his hand immortalized — and it has an eerie quality to it. 

Now, I want to make one for everyone — so I’ll have a record of all the little goblins in my house, and hang them up every Halloween, along with my  footprint ghosts

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If you want to make some too, head over to your craft supply spot, and pick up some Heavy Duty Foil. Cut it to size — an oblong size works best. 

Trace the hand with a dull pencil — it’s good if you can get the arm too. Add a few lines for bones. I used two thumbtacks, pushed through to create a post to tie a ribbon for a hanger. halloween skeleton handdsc_0016 Be sure to etch the initials and a date on the back. 

 

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