I am going to show you how to build an armature for any sort of monster you would like out of palm tree branches. Palm tree branches are long, they are strong, and when they dry out and turn brown, they get very hard. If you have a palm tree in your yard, why not utilize the branches of those big palm fronds. Be carful though. Some types of palm trees have thorns on the branches. One of my palm trees does, and the other does not. I avoid making anything out of the branches with the thorns.

All you need to make this is a tree cutting apparatus to get your branches (saw, lopper, whatever…), about six palm tree branches, a drill, some screws, and a bit of chicken wire. For the end product you will need something to dress your armature to make it a monster, but that part is up to you. The armature being made here became a witch.

Step 1: Get the branches

Get the branches. I sawed them off as close to the trunk of the tree as possible. This way, I got the maximum amount of wood. Then cut off the leaves. Use them for something else. I used them on my pumpkin scarecrow and to block out some of the light from windows.
What you're calling chicken wire in the step 8 picture is usually called expanded metal around here. Chicken wire is a hexagonal mesh made from wire, not slits in sheet metal then stretched. Interesting construction though. However, we don't have palms of any kind growing in northern Minnesota, there's plenty of other small brush available for a similar construction.

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