Thursday, 16 October 2014

October 16th - Day 16 of 31DOH

Well... it's DAY SIXTEEN of Smeared Ink's 31 Days of Halloween...a huge blog hop for you to enjoy every day

Hump Day - 15 days gone and 15 more after today !!

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Anyway - more fun today - with skeletons...

This was me, my grandson and his sister messing about in onesies in July (in Australia!)

Actually I was thinking about craft activities for the kids to do at the Halloween party!
I am sure you have seen paper plate skellies on the net?
Anyway this is one:

My inspiration came from here.

I got my daughter to draw round her hands and feet (they are smaller than mine!)
I love the way the toes curl up!!

I chose a sugar skull for my skellie - I'm afraid I have no idea where this came from - it was just amongst my digital images on my computer

It is all fastened together with treasury tags (very easy).

I decided to give him the 'Alas poor Yorick!' look:

 This skull is from our own Lisa Tyrell over at Left of Center, coloured with Promarkers.

This is an idea of what he might look like hanging on the door in the dark...

I also have a little ATC to share with you this morning.
I used Delicious Doodles Halloweenie Crazy Chemist coloured with Promarkers.

(This image always makes me think of my daughter(!!!) as she teaches chemistry.)

I started with a black 2.5 by 3.5 in card base, adhered the image, added googly eyes
and Hocus Pocus - from a Halloween sheet by Best Creation Inc.
(I just came across a few of their 12 by 12's yesterday at Mary Rose in Derby Market Hall)

This is intended for this week's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge!

See you tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!


  1. I've never seen a paper plate look so awesome!!! Definitely going to remember this one. Love the colours on the head too - very pretty :)

  2. Love the paper plate skele! It is awesome. Really cool using the Sugar Skull, beautiful colors. Bookmarked so I can remember this:)

    Cute eyes on your adorable ATC!

  3. The skeleton is the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life!! Will make one today if the icky feeling stays away! Your sugar skulls are so lovely! Awesome project outside the box! The ATC is gloriously colored!!

  4. Ack!! So cool its made out of paper plates! Gonna have to make one. Love the sugar skull image and wonderful wonderful post today!!

  5. Hocus Pocus is wickedly cool.
    ah - those days when the grandkids grow taller than us!
    I admit I had to look up Treasure Tags. I did not know the term.
    I had not seen a paper plate skellie. You set the bar high with yours.

  6. Great skeleton. Love how you colored his skull. The ATC is cool. Love the googley eyes.

  7. LOL, what a wonderful share today, I love everything down to the curl toes! Brilliant!

  8. Paper plates and a wire hanger, I love the creativity. Awsome ribs

  9. A paper plate skellie! Love it! I haven't seen one of these but just may have to make one. Too cute (and so are your costumes, BTW) LOVE your ATC, too. Fab google eyes and bright coloring. wonderful projects! xxD

  10. Wonderful paper plate skeleton! What a cool idea, and I love his DOTD skull face. Nice ATC, too!

  11. Both projects are great, love how you made the skeleton.

  12. Oh wow what a great skeleton! Such a cool idea. I love your A T C too, great colors.

  13. Awesome!!! Fabulous skeleton! Love that you used Lisa's skull on there too! And a great ATC as well!! love this! x

  14. Love your colorful atc, what a great image to use. Brilliant skeleton too, with the sugar skull face. Thanks for linking up to Wicked Wednesday this week :)

  15. What a great paper skeleton!!
    Love the image, along with the bright and fun colors on your ATC, all are just perfect for the challenge at Wicked Wedneday....thanks for playing along with us this week.

  16. Thank you for sharing the family pictures! Love the paper plate skelly you crafted and the funny eyed ATC!


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