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"Some-bony Loves You!" Skeleton Crafts & Keepsake Halloween Card

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 halloween activities, Halloween games, Halloween crafts, skeleton crafts, X-ray handprint craft, halloween cardsIf you’re looking for a quick, easy & fun little craft for the week of Halloween or party day, I think your students will really enjoy making this “Some-bony Loves You!” keepsake card.

Using straws to make a skeleton & Q-tips to make an X-ray of a handprint are not my original ideas, there are a zillion versions on the Internet.

However, no one’s made a pattern, or given step-by-step directions of how to make one.

I don’t know about your students, but if I gave my Y5s a pile of straws, and a bottle of glue, then told them to make a skeleton, they wouldn’t know where to start.

So I diddled around and came up with this simple keepsake card.

halloween activities, Halloween games, Halloween crafts, skeleton crafts, X-ray handprint craft, halloween cardsI love thinking up play-on-words, and thought “some-bony” substituted for “somebody” fit the bill. The rest of the greeting wishes the receiver a “High Five Happy Halloween”, which nicely ties in the “X-ray” handprint craft.

halloween activities, Halloween games, Halloween crafts, skeleton crafts, X-ray handprint craft, halloween cardsThe beauty of these crafts is that you don’t have to make both of the activities.

I’ve designed the patterns so that you can do either the skeleton made out of straws OR the X-ray handprint made with Q-tips, OR you can combine both crafts to make a keepsake, Halloween card like we did.

If you decide to make just the X-ray craftivity, you'll use the "Wishing you a High Five, Happy Halloween" label.

The "straw" skeleton can still be glued to a file folder as a card that opens up to say "I do!"

I used a file folder because it provided a great “work mat”, as well as an “instant” card (no folding required) and the card stock sturdiness kept it from warping.

halloween activities, Halloween games, Halloween crafts, skeleton crafts, X-ray handprint craft, halloween cardsPlus when completed, they are freestanding, which is nice for displaying.

halloween activities, Halloween games, Halloween crafts, skeleton crafts, X-ray handprint craft, halloween cardshalloween activities, Halloween games, Halloween crafts, skeleton crafts, X-ray handprint craft, halloween cardsWhenever I can, I “test” out a craftivity with my grandchildren.

It gives me a heads up of possible “oops” as well as a time frame.

We made our cards in about 20 minutes.

They really enjoyed the activity and my daughter absolutely loved her keepsake cards.

q-tip xoray hand craft, skeleton made out of straws craft, halloween crafts, halloween party day activitiesI’ve also included a few “bonus” skeleton-themed activities/games your students can transition to, plus some fun links. 

trick or treat safetyToday's featured FREEBIE is a "Trick or Treat" safety tip list that students can color, then send home to review with their family.

I hope you find it useful.

halloween crafts, halloween party ideas, halloween cards, skeleton craftsWell that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe that Thursday is Halloween!

I still have way too many things left on my "To Do" list!

Wishing you a stress-free day, and may you have an abundance of energy on Halloween!

"There is something haunting in the light of the moon." -Joseph Conrad

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