DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton Treat Bucket!

Glow-in-the-Dark Duct Tape Skeleton Treat Bucket | mer mag

You can probably tell that we’re crazy about Halloween! And we’re crazy about about duct tape! So when Scotch® Duct Tape (one of the fabulous sponsors of my PLAYFUL book launch party!) asked me to create something from their fun new line of tapes (such as a glow-in-the-dark one!! so cool and spooky!) I said yes, of course! I immediately went to work and came up with a simple DIY skeleton trick-or-treat bucket (that glows in the dark!), complete with silly dangling arms and legs.


Glow-in-the-Dark Duct Tape Skeleton Treat Bucket | mer mag

To make this glow-in-the-dark skeleton trick-or-treat bucket you will need:

  • A simple bucket (such as a clean discarded ice cream bucket)
  • Fun Scotch® Duct Tape Glow-in-the-Dark and patterned tapes (such as this Scary Cat tape we used for the arms and legs)
  • An X-acto® knife (to be used by an adult) and a self healing mat
  • White card stock for hands and feet

DIY Glow in the dark Skeleton Trick-or-Treat Bucket

Making the skeleton bucket:

  1. Begin by covering the exterior of your bucket with Scotch® Duct Tape. We first covered ours in the Pearl White tape followed by and outer layer of the Glow-in-the-Dark tape
  2. Using an X-acto® and self healing mat, have an adult cut out face shapes for your skeleton
  3. Adhere face shapes to bucket
  4. Have fun with it! Add a few fun details such as flower petal eyelashes and bright pink cheeks!

Glow-in-the-Dark Duct Tape Skeleton Treat Bucket | mer mag

Making the arms and legs

  1. For the arms and legs roll out a long piece of Scary Cat Scotch® Duct Tape and fold it in half length wise with sticky sides touching. Then do the same with a Pearl White strip of tape.
  2. Lay one strip over the other, so that they were perpendicular to one another, and simply fold each strip on top of it’s self in an accordion fold.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each additional appendage.
  4. Using your card stock, cut out simple hand and feet shapes and tape to the ends of arms and legs.

Glow-in-the-Dark Duct Tape Skeleton Treat Bucket | mer mag

Glow-in-the-Dark Duct Tape Skeleton Treat Bucket | mer mag

Now your trick-0r-treater is all set for a glowing spooky Halloween night!

(cutest glow-in-the-dark skeleton costume by Pottery Barn Kids)

photography by Trisha Zemp


I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate products from Scotch® Products. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.


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