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Glowing Skeleton

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Cristiana Felgueiras

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Cristiana Felgueiras

General Information

Make a fun and lovely skeleton that will capture kids (and adults) attention!

Like this project Open in Easel®
Material Description Price
Birch Plywood

Birch Plywood

Thickness: 3/4 in, Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in


Project Overview

First, let’s take a look into the whole process.


Carve all the parts

Let’s get started on this cute guy! Open easel project and carve all the parts with your CNC machine. I used a 6mm bit (smaller I had at the time for 8 mm chuck) but I recommend you using a smaller bit. I also cut the bigger pieces on the bandsaw but you can cnc it all!


Sanding and primer painting

The pieces will come a bit rough straight from our carving so it’s important to sand them smooth and break the sharp edges.
You can skip the primer painting step but I think it looks great to get this little buddy covered in white. I used a wood acrylic primer.


Glowing in the dark effect

To give this specific glowing effect to your skeleton, you need to find a glowing paint already made or you can mix a tiny amount of phosphorescent powder with a matt acrylic medium (you can find those in an art supplies store). Turn the lights off and see the glowing effect while mixing and painting!


Connecting all the pieces

The last step before you play is to connect all the pieces. You can do that by drilling holes and wire them up. I recommend to leave them a bit loose to make the whole build flexible.


Play around

Now you just need to take your new friend to a big light source to accumulate some light and glow with more intensity in the dark.