How to Make A Milk Jug Skeleton Halloween Decoration

Halloween would not be complete without a milk jug skeleton Halloween Decoration to put outside your house!  I initially saw this hanging outside a house a long time ago, and I have remembered it ever since! It is made out of gallon milk jugs and is a craft that is sooooo easy to make!  I made mine with my kids!  I love it!

Make this Cute DIY Milk Jug Skeleton for your yard this halloween! It can even glow in the dark!!!

My favorite part about this skeleton Halloween craft is that if some part of it gets bent or messed up somehow you can just take that piece out, cut a new one and fix it to use for years to come!  Here is how you make it!

Milk Jug Skeleton


7 Milk Jugs
A Crayon for tracing
String or twine or shapable wire
metal brads
Hole Punch
Clear Packing Tape
Glow in the Dark Paint (optional)
Paint brush (optional)


  1. Cut face and body while leaving bottles intact. When cutting the body be sure the bottle is right side up and the face is upside down.
  2. Use all other jugs and cut out arm bones and leg bones.  Use your hand or a child’s hand and feet to trace for the hands and feet of the skeleton
  3. Hole punch holes in both sides of arm and leg bones and the tops of hands and feet
  4.  Use string or wire to tie all the arms and legs together.
  5. Take milk jug scraps and cut off the handles of 2 o the jugs to make the shoulders.  Attach body of skeleton and shoulders with metal brads.
  6. Punch holes in the shoulder to attach arms and tie them on
  7. Tape or tie head and body together
  8. punch holes in the pelvis and attach legs
  9. Cut off the spout of a milk bottle and attach it to the bottom of the body with glue or tape
  10. Tie or tape the pelvis and the body together

This craft is so easy and fun to make!  If you want to add an extra dimension, you could paint the entire thing with glow in the dark paint so it glows at night and when the trick-or-treaters come!

Be sure to check out more DIY projects and Holiday crafts!  There are many easy ways to decorate for halloween like this paper bat craft!!

Sharing is caring!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Renee Groskreutz says:

    This is such a wonderful idea. This makes me want to go out and buy some milk. I always get the cardboard cartons.

    1. Thank you! You could also ask your friends to save theirs for you!

      1. Lisa Lawton says:

        I have some saved!! Are these 2 gallons or 2 % or can I use both?? I see I need at least 3 gallon milk jugs for the body.

        1. They are gallon jugs. It took us 7 to get it done. But if you make the arms and legs shorter you may be able to get it in 6.

  2. Pingback: Frugal Halloween Decoration Idea: Ghost Lights! • Living A Frugal Life