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How to Make Halloween Tombstones
You Will Need
  • Black marker
  • 20 in. x 40 in. Styrofoam sheet
  • Woodburning tool or knife
  • Gray craft spray paint
  • Sea sponge
  • White and black acrylic pain
  • Paper towel
  • Paintbrush
  • 24 in. dowel
step 1Draw
Draw an outline of your tombstone with a black marker onto a Styrofoam sheet. Cut out your tombstone
step 2Draw design
Draw your letters and desired design onto the face of the tombstone.
tip Create your own designs or research historical tombstones for ideas.
Step 3Carve
Carve out your design with a knife or wood-burning tool..
Step 4Paint
Spray your tombstone with gray paint. Let it dry.
Step 4Dip sponge
Dip a sea sponge first into the white paint, then the black paint, and then dab the sponge onto a piece of paper towel. Blot the tombstone with the sea sponge. Repeat until the entire tombstone has been blotted. Allow to dry.
Step 6Paint
Paint the carved areas with black paint and let dry.
Step 7Make stand
Push half of the dowel into the bottom and center of the tombstone. Push the other half of the dowel into the ground to secure the tombstone. Add some spooky lighting, props like a monster glove coming out of the ground, and other details to give your visitors a creepy and memorable Halloween
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