Each year for Halloween we have a costume contest for our annual family party. The kids all love this part of the party because it’s their time to shine and show off their costume. Costume Contest Trophies can be hard to find so after looking through Pinterest I found some really cute DIY Halloween Contest Awards that I thought would be perfect for the Halloween Party.
These costume contest trophies are so simple to make and very inexpensive. In fact I made around 12 trophies for under $20. I would recommend doing this project a few days in advance so that you can give the paint time to dry.
So here’s what you need:
Small plastic skeletons (found at Dollar Store)
Small Plastic Golden Trophies (Also at Dollar Store)
Wooden Plaque Bases (Also at Hobby Lobby)
Gold Spray Paint (Walmart or Hobby Lobby)
Black Paint Pen
Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
The first thing you want to do is decide on how you want to position your skeletons. That means your going to have to take them apart. Don’t worry if they break, you’re going to put them back together in just a little bit.
Next you’ll want to hot glue your skeletons parts however you want him to be standing or positioned. Have fun with this! If you are having an adult party you could probably go a little more risqué but I kept my skeletons PG rated. When I first started this project I spray painted the skeletons first, which you could do but it’s easier to hot glue them first and then cover everything up with the spray paint last. I ended up having to spray mine again to cover up glue spots.
After you have your skeleton’s together let them dry for about 20 minutes or so, to make sure they are nice and secure. Now your going to them a paint job. You want to make sure you do this outside in a well ventilated area. On top of a piece of cardboard line your skeletons up. Now go crazy and spray them all over making sure you cover them all entirely.
Now do the same thing with your wooden bases. These will need a few coats to cover completely.
Let the bases dry for at least 12 hours or overnight after your last coat of paint. After everything is dry your ready to place the skeletons and trophies on top of the base. Make sure you leave enough room to write on the base. This is where your paint pen comes in to play. On the bottom of their feet place some hot glue and then press the feet down hard to the base making sure it stays put. If it wiggles put some more hot glue around the feet.
Once you have your skeletons secure, figure out what each of them are going to be awarded for. Such as “Best Costume”, “Scariest Costume”, Silliest Costume or whatever fun award title you can think of. Have fun with it.
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