By Cory Derenburger Over the years I’ve learned many techniques, shortcuts, and ways of improving the construction of styrofoam tombstones. Here’s how to make your own lightweight, sculptured, and professional-looking masterpieces guaranteed to add a creepy touch to your haunted house.
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