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You too can have your very own collapsible Dry Bones. He takes less than a day to make, and will provide hours (I'm sure) of enjoyment. Disclaimer: D...
You will need: Clay - I used Sculpey III, but you could use any other bake-able clay. Or, if you wanted to use the baked clay pieces to make a mold a...
We will begin by making the base of Dry Bones' head. We'll add details later. +Make a ball of white clay. (Note: white clay picks up other colors eas...
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-pe...
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...
This is what we will attatch the string to for the 'marionette' part of Dry Bones. You could use a stick or something instead, but this is prettier...
Now we are going to make Dry Bones look like Dry Bones. +The head should be nice and solid now that it has been baked. Fill in the eye sockets and no...
+Cut a long piece of elastic thread. Run it through your dry bones pieces like so: Through the right foot, through the leg, through the shell, throug...
Go play with your new friend! (and get some real friends, because calling a Dry Bones marionette a friend is frankly a little weird) Thanks, I hope...
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