Giant Rat Outdoor Halloween Decoration
Create a giant rat cut-out for your front yard to give trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests a fright.
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- 2' x 2' piece of plywood
- fine-toothed wood-cutting jigsaw blade
- electric drill and extra-large drill bit
- two 18" wood landscaping stakes
- pneumatic nailer and nails
- gray exterior paint
- sanding block with 80-grit sandpaper
- Download: Halloween Rat Template
Print and Cut Out Template
To create an oversized rat, have a local copy shop print out a 2' x 2' version of this template. Using scissors, cut out pattern.
Tip: If you'd prefer, you can create smaller versions of the rat using templates printed onto standard printer paper.
Use a pencil to trace the rat template onto a 2' x 2' piece of plywood.
Cut Rat Out
Use a jigsaw equipped with a fine-toothed wood-cutting blade to cut the rat out by slowly following your pencil lines.
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