Celebrate Día de Muertos with this jolly paper clip skeleton ornament! All it takes is 15 paperclips, paper, and a little glue!
- 15 paperclips
- 1 rectangle of black poster board (approximately 4.75″ x 7.75″)
- A number of yellow and gold tissue paper squares (approximately 3″ x 3″)
- 1 snippet of ribbon (ours was 8″ long)
- Scissors and squeeze glue for construction
- Hole punch
The most important thing about this project is to use squeeze (i.e. liquid) glue. Glue sticks, alas, do not work! You’ll really have to glop the glue on to anchor the paper clips, but the good news is that everything dries clear and muy bueno!
First, punch a hole in the top of the black poster board rectangle. Next, glue crumbled yellow and gold tissue paper squares around the rectangle, making sure NOT to cover the hole you just punched.
Glop glue inside the rectangle, then arrange 14 paper clips to create your skeleton. The 15th paper clip gets unfolded and rounded to form the skeleton’s skull. Use hole punch remnants to make eyes, and a little snippet of paper to make the mouth.
Allow the frame to dry completely, then thread the ribbon through the hole. Done!