Any mention of this project must provide a link to www.zieak.com with credit to Ryan McFarland.
Step 1: Gather the materials
A plastic anatomical reproduction of a skull
Tub of cream cheese and a knife
A taxidermy glass eye
Red food coloring
You can get the skulls on Ebay. Last year i purchased three "seconds" for about $30.
A note about the salmon - please buy wild Alaska salmon. The link goes to a friend's business - he gave me the salmon for this project. Alaska salmon fisheries are well regulated and sustainable. Stay clear of farmed fish which uses chemicals and artificial feeds. Farmed fish has been proven to not have the same health benefits of wild salmon.
Step 2: Wash the skull and cover with cream cheese
You can put the cream cheese on plain or you can mix in food coloring to make it reddish. Apply the cream cheese over most of the skull but don't get too carried away in case you run out of salmon.
Step 3: Cut the salmon and stick it onto the skull
Step 4: Accessorize
Just grab pieces of salmon off and feel free to swipe some of the cream cheese from the skull.