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Hello Everyone. Just wondering if anyone has any idea how I can make a whole bunch of bones, skulls etc, quickly, simply and cheaply. I am thinking of having one of my skeletons pushing a wheelbarrow full of body parts and such.

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The other day I saw this video for making skulls, seems easy, but you would need to paint them. The detail for me though lacks something.

Paper mache is cheap for making arm/leg bones.

You may be better off buying them if they are in the budget. You can stuff the bottom of the wheelbarrow so you would need less.
Canada Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.ca/product/bag-of-bones-12pc-bone-color/428512


There's a sconce tutorial in the tutorial section that uses sticks and adds newspaper at the ends to finish off the shape. You might even be able to find sticks that look like ribs and similar bones without having to add anything. To speed things up you could skip the paper mache and just give them a good coat of exterior grade paint. Skulls would be harder to create quickly but a few Dollar Tree skulls wouldn't add much to the budget.
Witchy, you posted while I was typing - thanks for that skull link! Now I'm going to have to find a good plaster skull.
down here wal mart sells a "bag of bones" for $10. it usually has some odd bones and at least one skull. You could also check Big Lots (if you have one) and grab a few budget skellys and break them down into their pieces.
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