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So Halloween is coming up and you need to put your neighbor to shame. Well I am going to show you how to make a tombstone that not only is a good yard decoration but can be made into a breakaway tombstone for your movies.

What you need:

1. Foam insulation 4x8 sheet - Home center. I used the white foam but the blue or pink foam works also.
2. Tape measure
3. Sand paper
4. Razor knife with a really long blade
5. String - or string substitute (I used headphones)
6. Maker
7. Spray glue - make sure it is foam safe - craft store
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Step 1: Cut out shape

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Leave protective plastic on foam when cutting the shapes.

Cut the foam into rectangles the size you want your tombstones to be.

Now grab your string and stretch it across your foam. Now fold your string in half. Where the string bends is the center of the foam.

Grab you marker and hold it in one hand with one end of the string and stretch the string out to the bend, to the center of the foam. Keep that hand there and with your maker hand draw a semicircle at the top of your tombstone. Then cut along the line to make your tombstone shape.

After that, trace that tombstone twice and cut out. You want three identical tombstones.

Now sand the edges to get rid of jagged cuts.

Step 2: Make pocket

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Decide what layer will be the center of the tombstone and cut a medium size hole in it. This hole is going to be filled with flour, so that when the tombstone breaks it looks like concrete dust flying.

Now take the protective plastic off the foam.

Step 3: Lettering

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Here comes the fun part...the lettering.

I went with the generic RIP but you can put anything you want on them.

First draw your letters on the foam. Then cut around the letters, making a V shape around the letter outline.
tinker2343 years ago
do you mind tellling me the music please and where i can get it
Is the backing on the foam actually removable on both sides or did you just tear it off?
HeadStone135 years ago
Awesome Tombstone Tutorial! We are huge fans of halloween and halloween tombstones! Never even thought of using a break away tombstone in a haunt scene before now! Its a great Idea, we'll have to think about how we can work something like this into our haunt! your's HeadStone13, at www.halloweentombstoneprops.com
red-king5 years ago
 really awesome!
hackmattr5 years ago
 The flour inside was a great idea.
Kitesonic746 years ago
I do really like it. Awesome work! Awesome zompires idea *lol*! Awesome film! best regards from germany
Sandisk1duo6 years ago
OMG zompires!
Good idea, Jamie gravied it pages ago. GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAVY!! 4/5
ZOMPIRES!! lol thats awesome
srhadaham6 years ago
that was a really cheesy movie but the tombstone effect was really nice and i like the idea of Zompires. 5/5
Zompires!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!! How bout a few gobliens and mumkensteins fighting werewitches and gremlizards. Horror-core is wacky.
ZogCast (author)  srhadaham6 years ago
I'm glad you liked it. The movie wasn't suppose to be taken seriously. Thanks :)
mczorro6 years ago
Keep them coming!!!!!!GREAT
Very cool. I'm gonna have to make one.
agdollison6 years ago
very nice
ZogCast (author)  agdollison6 years ago
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it