Let’s keep the spooky vibes going, shall we? Today I’ve got another Halloween project that is sure to kill! Make this die cut skeleton, and give your Halloween decorations the final touch they’re dying for.
Meet Fredrick. His friends call him Fred, or at least they would if he had anybody (get it?) to be friends with.
Seriously though, Fred is as down to Earth as they come, and has a sense of humor that slays! If you ever find yourself a little down, he’s got what it takes to raise you up again.
My 5-year-old son is obsessed with Halloween, and seeing skeletons everywhere is one of his very favorite parts about the season. We have a couple skeleton decorations we hang up every year, and, (no joke) last night, he took one of them to bed in lieu of a stuffed animal. So, I thought it would be fun to make my own paper cut skeleton to include in our decor!
To piece Fred together, I used a small hole punch and some thread. But you could also mount your skeleton to a large sheet of paper or canvas if you prefer to go that route.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other Halloween freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy using my template to create your own die cut skeleton. And, if you like Fred, be sure to check out the intricate skull designs I did last year for Day of the Dead!
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Autism MomOctober 16, 2019 at 6:57 am (3 years ago)
The skeleton is awesome! I wish there was glow in the dark card stock, I would love to have one that glows😀 I know there is Glow in the dark vinyl but that gets expensive. The story about your son sleeping with the skeleton is hilarious. He is going to love to hear that story as an adult (not that we r in a rush, right?!) Thank you so much for sharing this fun design with us. Hope the new baby girl is doing wonderful ❤️
cathyOctober 16, 2019 at 7:26 pm (3 years ago)
There is a glow in the dark htv….
MandeeOctober 22, 2019 at 11:48 am (3 years ago)
Thank you! Ooo, yes, glow in the dark cardstock would be awesome!!
Haha, yes, I’m glad I’ve written this story down for him to read when he’s grown up—it’s pretty funny. 😄 And baby girl is doing GREAT! She has been a perfect addition to our little family!! Thanks for your kind words and support!
TerryOctober 16, 2019 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)
Very cute! Thank you so much for sharing.
MandeeOctober 22, 2019 at 11:49 am (3 years ago)
You’re welcome Terry!! 😀
Mary Ellen TorresOctober 23, 2019 at 6:18 am (3 years ago)
so cute thanks