Not So Spooky Spirits

9 Oct

So as I am writing this my children are running through the house screaming at the top of their lungs while Daddy desperately tries to get them into their pajamas.  It is a losing battle for Daddy.

About 10 minutes ago they were quietly seated at the dining room table busying themselves making these cute little Q-Tip skeletons.  See why I do so many crafts with my kids?  They keep them seated and QUIET long enough for my ears to stop ringing.  He he he

What do you need?

  • Q-Tips, cotton swabs, whatever you call them.  About 20 of them will do
  • craft glue
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • markers or crayons
  • google eyes
  • embellishments if you have fancy skeletons like we do!

Start by cutting out you head shape and gluing it to the construction paper.  Next, lay one full swab down the center for the spine.

Glue a full swab across the top of the spine for the shoulders, and another full swab across the bottom of the spine for the hips.

Cut 3 swabs in half and glue the halves on each side of the spine, cotton tip side out for the ribs.

Bend 4 swabs in the center for arms and legs.  Glue 2 at the shoulders and 2 at the hip in whatever pose you desire.  Big A Didn’t want his arms bent, but bent the legs and I think it looks a little like a monkey skeleton!  (But I did NOT tell him that)

Cut the ends off 5 swabs and glue on for fingers and toes.

Draw on a face, glue on google eyes and add accessories wherever you want.  As you can see, Big A and I made fancy skeletons.  Little C said skeletons don’t wear hats.

We used all the extra parts and pieces to make our names on the papers too.

Happy Haunting!

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One Response to “Not So Spooky Spirits”

  1. auntie k October 9, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    What a fun project for kids!

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