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Pasta Skeleton Craft
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This pasta skeleton is easily made from a few different types of pasta and dried beans glued to a piece of black construction paper.

When you're done, you'll have a great Halloween decoration that you can also use to learn the names of some of our bones. For a page with the bones labeled, click here.

Supplies:
  • A few different types of pasta and dried beans, like spaghetti, macaroni, tiny tube pasta, long tube pasta, wagon wheels, long spirals, tiny shells, wagon wheels
  • A piece of black construction paper
  • White glue
  • A white crayon to write your name (or label the bones)
Glue the pasta to the black paper using white glue. Have the kids arrange the pasta on the paper before gluing (to make sure that they have room for the whole body on the piece of paper).

You can use just about any type of pasta (or dried beans) for the bones. A wagon wheel is nice for the head. Spaghetti makes good fingers and toes. Tiny tubes or dried lentils are good as vertebrae in the spine. Long tubes make collar bones. Longer tubes or long spirals make good arm and leg bones. Small shells or dried white beans are nice for the kneecaps, wrists and ankles. Two dried lima beans make good hips.

craft project Optional: If you need a rough outline of Mr. Bones for the student to use a a guide, click here for a skeleton template, then print it out. The student can glue the pasta bones along the lines.

Optional: Label the major bones using a white crayon. For a printout with the names of the major bones, click here.

Human skeleton printout with the bones labeled.

Human skeleton quiz to print.

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