Okay, it's my first instructible, so bear with me a bit.
Step 1: Start With a Cheapo Blow Mold Skeleton ...
It is a simple, 5 foot tall, blow mold skeleton, made from cheap plastic and popped together by inserting a little tab into a hole in the next bone. The problem is that the joints don't bend well, and they pop out really easy.
Step 2: Sewing the Joints Together...
And then I tied it off around the hand.
Step 3: I Did the Same With Each Foot and Leg.
Each leg thread goes into the hip section at the hip joint, and out through the spine joint. Then it gets threaded up through the chest area.
I needed to use a bent coat hanger to work as giant sowing needle to pull the threads up. It also helped when I was threading the arm wires through the shoulder sockets and up through the top of the neck.
So, if you have done this right, you should have 4 pieces of wire sticking out of the neck of the skeleton.
Tie them off around the neck bone and put the skull on top and you are ready to hang your skeleton where ever you like!
I used some left over wire to hook these guys to my window shutters and the gutter. Word of warning: do not climb ladders by yourself! Get someone to hold the bottom or take you to the emergency room!
In the future, I will use black coated wire, since I am concerned that the picture wire might scratch the paint or rust a bit.
Happy Halloween everyone!