Step 3: Dry Bones' Limbs

Dry Bones has 4 arms and legs (that are all the same), 2 shoes, and 2 gloves. Let's do those next.
+ Make several small balls of white clay. Giant-pea-sized balls. *pic 1
+Roll one of the balls into a log and cut it in half. *pic 2
+Pierce through the center of the logs to create a tube bead, then engrave decorative lines around the whole thing (Being sure to keep the hole clear). Repeat for a total of 4 arms and legs. See finished arm/leg here: *pic 3
+ Take another small ball and roll it into a lopsided log shape. It should look vaguely like a shoe, because that's what we're making. *pic 4
+Cut out a shoe sole from a sheet of orange/brown clay. Think cheesy gumshoe detective footprints. *pic 5
+Add the sole to the bottom of the shoe, add a rope of clay around the ankle, and pierce through the ankle all the way to the sole to create a passage for your thread. Repeat for a total of 2 shoes. *pic 6
+ Gloves! Squish one of the balls of white clay into a disc and cut out three fingers and a thumb. Cut out a triangle of clay in between the fingers in the thumb. *pic 7, pic 8
+Carefully roll the clay fingers into finger shapes, and bend them under slightly, like dry bones is holding something. Add a rope around the wrist. *pic 9, pic 10
+Add a hole at the wrist, just like on the head. Angle in one side, push up the clay, make a bridge. Repeat for a total of two gloves. *pic 11
<p>Not bad, Now that's a pretty good marionette puppet</p>
Great work on this. It gives me some ideas for creating a Marionette of my own.
This is adorable. Great photos, too!
Great out of the box idea!!
Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun to do.
So I've been playing around with your instructable. Dry bones was my first marionette, but I've now made several others. I am doing this with kids this summer, I'll show you pictures when they finish. Thanks for such a great 'able!
Ahh! It's brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing!
Absolutely! I'm having so much fun with these, and it's all your fault! :) I just might have to make myself a Mario as well! :) I will keep you posted and I will show you what the kids came up with! Thanks again for such an amazing 'able!
I'm going to make this as well as do it as a project with some kids. I might have to mod it for them, I'll post pic when I finish. This is really very cool, nice nice job!
Great! I love it when people make projects their own - I certainly tailor everybody else's projects to my needs! I await pictures.
Do we get to meet Dry Bones?
This is awesome. You've got my vote.
Thank you so much!
Very nice! You've got my one of my votes! :)
I appreciate it very much!
You should do a video of Dry Bones dancing and embed it! That would be AWESOME! :D
This is so cool! Well done! Instructions are well laid out.
Thanks so much!

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