PVC Skeletons

Not all grave grabbers need to be motorized, and if you’re interested in building an inexpensive one that still looks good then checkout LastHouse’s tutorial over at HalloweenForum.  It’s a pretty easy project that allows for plenty of artistic freedom, but you will need a little bit of skill to cut the PVC for the rib cage, and of course you’ll need a blowtorch to get the PVC hot enough to bend.



Once the ribcage is done, though, you’re all set to pose and bring your skeleton to life.  The nice thing about this prop is that while it may look like a complete disaster while you’re framing it, once you’ve coated it with the Great Stuff and painted it up, it’ll take on a life of its own.  And don’t forget to reference LastHouse’s tutorial on skeletal hands to add to your skeleton.

Items needed to complete this include:

  • Two 3/4 ” pieces of PVC
  • 3 PVC T’s
  • Some scrap 2 x 4
  • Hot glue ( LOTS)
  • Liquid Nails
  • Great Stuff
  • Some Scrap foam
  • Duct tape
  • Drylock paint
  • Model Magic clay
  • Skull