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.
Dremel router attachment
Paper mask and goggles
Dow blue insulation styrofoam 11/2″-2″ thick
Liquid Nails projects glue
2′ PVC pipe cheapest stuff available
Dowel pins fit nicely into PVC
Latex exterior paint heavy, cheap, and thick
Uni-ball Gel Impact pen for drawing on foam
Go to MAKE: Projects for the full directions
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