Since I don’t have young children at home I don’t go all out decorating for Halloween. My nod to the day is my rustic pumpkins and a skeleton I made from a clay pot. It makes a cute little cache pot for candy. It is so easy so that is why it is a last minute skeleton from a clay pot. I got this idea a long time ago. I can’t even remember where I saw it.
You will need a clay pot and a clay saucer that will fit over the large opening of the pot. I went with the traditional color and used white spray paint, although the first one I did is in cream. It looks more aged. But wouldn’t it look cool in black with silver or white markings?
I placed the pot and saucer on top of an empty cat food or single serving applesauce container. This way you can turn it and not get fingerprints on your project. Use light strokes and spray the outside of the pot and saucer.
Once it is dry get out a black sharpie or you can paint the lines with a small paint brush and black paint. I prefer to use the paint brush. Lightly pencil in eye sockets, nose socket and a curvy line with little slashes at the end. This is the mouth.
For the eye socket, paint or color in an oval shape at the bottom of the eye socket. Paint or color in the nose socket.
Paint or color the thin line and slashes. Then paint or draw little squares above and below the line. Paint in a few teeth so they look like they are missing. Then paint or draw a few squiggly lines around to mimic cracked bone.
Once the paint is dry protect it with spray on poly, poly or a clear protector.
That is all there is to a last minute skeleton from a clay pot. See the burlap pumpkin? You can make one just like it.
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