Craft Stick Skeleton Craft

With Halloween heading our way, what better time to learn all about the human body? Kids are sure to love this fun craft stick skeleton craft! With a handful of craft sticks and a few other basic supplies, you'll have a fun Halloween craft to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy. Follow the step-by-step directions to make your very own skeleton craft.

Skeleton craft


Looking for more Halloween crafts? Check out this Halloween sensory bin, this pipe cleaner spider craft, and this Halloween puppet craft.

skeleton craft for kids

This skeleton craft goes brilliantly with other human body activities. You can pair it with a book about skeletons or the human body.  But, it doesn't have to be for learning! It's also a really fun craft for Halloween.

This skeleton craft is great for playdates, Halloween parties, or even as a craft during a read-aloud. Weekends with the grandparents would be a good time for this as well! Whatever the occasion, making a craft stick skeleton is a fun craft to get in the spirit of Halloween and learn all about the human body!

Scroll down below to get started making your very own skeleton craft.

Halloween skeleton craft

Craft Stick Skeleton Craft

Skeleton craft supplies:

  • Craft sticks - regular-sized and mini
  • Cardstock - black
  • Acrylic paint - white
  • Paint pen or marker - white
  • Small googly eyes
  • Glue

How to make a skeleton craft

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Before you get started on your skeleton craft, make sure to gather up all the supplies you will need. For each skeleton you plan to make, you'll need 3 regular-sized craft sticks and 6 mini-sized craft sticks.

Skeleton craft supplies

STEP 2: Paint your craft sticks

Once you have your supplies, invite your child to help paint all the craft sticks with the white paint. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step.

paint craft sticks for skeleton craft

STEP 3: Assemble your skeleton craft

Time for the fun part -- assembling your skeleton craft! Take your black paper and glue one of the regular craft sticks vertically in the centre. This will resemble the spine of your skeleton.

easy skeleton craft

Next, glue 3 of the mini-sized craft sticks horizontally across the spine to resemble the ribs. Then, glue one more towards the bottom to resemble the hips.

glue craft sticks to make skeleton craft

Glue a mini craft stick towards the top on each side as shown below to resemble the arms.

For the legs, glue 2 regular sized craft sticks on each side towards the bottom as shown below.

skeleton craft stick craft

STEP 4: Add the final details

Now for the final details of your skeleton craft! Use the white paint pen or a marker to draw fingers at the tips of the arms and feet at the tips of the legs.

easy skeleton craft

To finish it up, draw an oval shape for the head and color it in. Glue on the googly eyes for the final touch!

skeleton craft preschool

We hope you had a lot of fun with this craft stick skeleton craft. It's the perfect craft for learning about the human body or just for fun with Halloween coming up. Toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids are all sure to have lots of fun with this one. 

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