Tombstones can make a great addition to your Halloween Decorations. In this project, I show you how to make decorative tombstones from plain sheets of Styrofoam. Carved details are made be melting lines in the stryofoam with a hot glue gun. Then paint is applied to give it the appearance of weathered stone.

Step 1: Watch the Video

Here is a video walkthrough of the project.

<p>Nice work! Is the paint you used acrylic or latex (water-based)? I used spray paint once on a foam project and it ate away the Styrofoam!</p>
Either will work as long as it isn't spray paint.
<p>Up top it said craft paints, which are usually an acrylic or a latex. I have made that same mistake in the past too with the spray paint. It's really fun to use it to your advantage though if you are trying to make a crack seem more authentic. It will erode the foam and give it a more natural effect. You just have to make sure you don't over do it. It is something with the aerosol used, I think, that makes it eat away at the foam.</p>
<p>Very nicely done! The foam cutter looks especially handy for a project like this. </p>

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