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.
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
Making the skeleton bucket:
- 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
- Using an X-acto® and self healing mat, have an adult cut out face shapes for your skeleton
- Adhere face shapes to bucket
- Have fun with it! Add a few fun details such as flower petal eyelashes and bright pink cheeks!
Making the arms and legs
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each additional appendage.
- Using your card stock, cut out simple hand and feet shapes and tape to the ends of arms and legs.
Now your trick-0r-treater is all set for a glowing spooky Halloween night!
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.