Step 4: Dry Bones' Shell

Next, we need something to attach all those miscellaneous parts to. Time for the body.
+I used aluminum foil for the center of the body, to save clay, lessen baking time and make it weigh less. Form an oval-spherical shape and pierce a hole through the center (long ways) for the thread. *pic 1
+Cover half of the foil (long ways) with a thin layer of black clay. Be sure to keep the hole clear! *pic 2
+Use your needle to poke two arm holes. Pierce from the center hole, to a little ways down and to the side. Repeat on the other side. *pic 3
+Roll tan logs and use them to cover the rest of the foil. *pic 4
+Roll a white log and wrap it around the seam of tan and black clay. Keep the hole clear! *pic 5, pic 6
+Create a stone pattern on the black part of the shell. Cut small angular pieces from a thin sheet of grey, and apply them to the shell, keeping black visible in between (like grout). *pic 7, pic 8, pic 9
Make sure the holes are clear.
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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