FloraCraft® Skeleton Hand Centerpiece

Back to category
by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Skeleton Hand Centerpiece

Even flowers can't escape the wrath of Halloween with this centerpiece.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut the individual bones using the Foam Cutter or serrated knife.  The middle finger is about 6 inches long x 1 inch wide to the pointer finger and the ring finger are about 5 inches long x 1 inch wide and the pinky finger and the thumb are about 4 inches long x 1 inch wide.  The two forearm bones are cut with a slight bow or curve and are about 9 inches long x 1-1/4 inches wide. Cut the 3 inch ball in half and use half a ball for the palm of each hand.
  • 2
    Use a scrap piece of foam as a sanding block to round the tip of each finger; leave the opposite end of the fingers flat.  Measure 1 inch down from the end of each finger and the thumb and draw a line.  Measure 1.5 inch down from this line and draw another line on each finger, not on the thumb. Cut the fingers and the thumb apart at each line but keep the parts together so the fingers don’t get mixed up. Glue the finger parts back together so that they bend up as shown. Glue the forearm parts together side by side. Glue the rounded side of the half ball to the top of the forearm. Glue the fingers in place around the palm.
  • 3
    Cover the hand and forearm with white duct tape. Pinch and twist wrinkles in the tape as you wrap. Repeat this process with black duct tape to cover the disc. (Cut disc if necessary)
  • 4
    Place a small amount of white acrylic paint on the plate. Add a little paint to the brush and then wipe off excess paint so that the brush looks almost dry. Lightly brush across the folds and wrinkles of the black tape allowing some of the black tape to show through.  Repeat using white black paint over the white duct tape. Add more or less paint for your desired look. Let dry.
  • 5
    Glue the forearm to the disc. Glue a rose blossom to the palm of each hand and cut small sprigs of Halloween garland to glue around the roses.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Foam Sheet White 104179447
  •  FloraCraft® Foam Disc White 104179465
  •  FloraCraft® Foam Ball 3 inch 4pk 104183635
  •  Duck Tape® 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Midnight Madness 104143065
  • Duck Tape® 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Winking White 104143062
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104108266
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Paint Brush
  • Silk Roses
  • Halloween Garland
  • Toothpicks
  • Black Marker