How to Make Cardboard Tombstones

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Wanna have some extra spooky fun this Halloween? Turn your yard into a mock graveyard with amazingly realistic tombstones! All you need to make these are cardboard boxes and old newspapers, plus some spray paint and Mod Podge. Stencils will help you construct macabre messages on the “tombstones” to spook your neighbors. Get ready to see how to make cardboard tombstones!

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Begin with some cardboard boxes. You need to cut the cardboard in your desired tombstone shape. The tombstones in the picture above are approximately 2 feet high by 1 1/2 feet wide, but you can make yours whatever size you prefer. Cut two pieces of cardboard in identical shapes for each tombstone you want to build. As you plan what you will write on them, remember to keep about 3 inches of cardboard free at the bottom to fold underneath.

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