How to Make Wolverine Costume Claws for Kids

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How to Make Wolverine Costume Claws for Kids
Aluminium is the ideal metal for your homemade Wolverine claws. (aluminium image by pncphotos from Fotolia.com)

Wolverine is one of most desired characters to impersonate when dressing up for Halloween or a birthday party. The most impressive part about a Wolverine costume is the claws. While it sounds complicated to make metal claws that emerge between the knuckles, construction is fairly simple.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Pen
  • Aluminium scrap
  • Utility knife
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Washers
  • Bolt

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw a circle onto the aluminium. This is the base that you will wrap your hands around to hold the claws. Draw the claws beside the circle. The base of the claws will come beside the circle, and the tip on the opposite end. The shorter claws should be approximately 12 inches long. The longer claw should be 14 inches long.

  2. 2

    Cut out the claws that you have designed using a utility knife. The base of the claws should be a semicircular shape to fit the curve of your knuckles. You should be able to hold the claws between your knuckles, with the circles against your palms. There should be six claws in total.

  3. 3

    Use the drill to make a hole in the centre of the circles. Hammer the claws against a flat surface to straighten them. Make sure they are completely straight before fixing them together.

  4. 4

    Fix the claws together. On a bolt, put one locking washer on the outside, then one normal washer. Slide one of the claws on -- start with the inner claw, which will be the shortest. Then slide several more washers on for finger spacing. The middle claw should come next, then more washers, then the outer claw. Once you have made sure you have enough finger spacing, slide on one normal washer and then a locking washer.

  5. 5

    Test the claw. Notice the advantage of being able to pick up and put down the claws whenever you want; this means that there will be no awkward moments when you have to pick objects up.

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