My family and I threw a huge Halloween party and to make our backyard look creepier than it already is, we made an elaborate graveyard. It was pretty awesome, I must say ;-) One of the things we did was put together a scarecrow using a tuturial we found in the book, How to Haunt Your House (AWESOME book for Halloween decorating).
So OF COURSE, I didn't take a picture of the skull beforehand, but the head was made from a solid foam skull bought on clearance some ears ago. Here's an example (mind you, the basic shape it the same, but the color and details made it look a little too cutesy for our taste):
The skull we had also had weird eyeballs that popped right out, thankfully. Anyway, I took a knife to that thing and hacked away! After making a huge mess, I used toothpicks to reposition the jaw so it looked like it was screaming. I used a paste made of equal parts water and Elmer's wood glue (wood glue, because it dried to a yellowy color--and 'cus it was what I had
) and glued rolled up paper towels to make the "skin". The finished product is a little hard to make out, because GENIUS that I am, I didn't think to take pictures until after I had already mounted it. We positioned some bamboo and fallen tree limbs to blend it into the background, Hopefully you can still make it out :-)
If you look closely on the bottom right, you'll see the duct-taped broken patio umbrella we used as part of the body's structure.
We liked him so much, we decided to keep him up after the party. I didn't know if the wood glue would hold, but it rained on Halloween and he survived the snowstorm we got hit with last week. It was fate.
When the snow and ice melts, I may take him down to give him a tune-up and take better pictures.