Halloween Ideas

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.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Materials Needed:

  • 2' x 2' piece of plywood
  • jigsaw
  • fine-toothed wood-cutting jigsaw blade
  • electric drill and extra-large drill bit
  • two 18" wood landscaping stakes
  • pneumatic nailer and nails
  • hammer

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.

Trace Template

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.

« Previous123

More From Halloween Ideas

Parsnip and Carrot Pumpkin Characters

Parsnip and Carrot Pumpkin Characters

The holiday experts at HGTV.com share simple step-by-step instructions for making a family grouping of parsnip- and...

Cute Owl Pumpkin

Cute Owl Pumpkin

The holiday experts at HGTV.com give simple step-by-step instructions on how to make an owl pumpkin for Halloween.

How to Make a Monogrammed Pumpkin

How to Make a Monogrammed Pumpkin

The holiday experts at HGTV.com give simple step-by-step instructions for making a monogrammed pumpkin for Halloween.

Advertisement

HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.