1-2-3 Do Some Skelton Crafts With Me
If 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.
I 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.
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.
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.
I’ve also included a few “bonus” skeleton-themed activities/games your students can transition to, plus some fun links.
I hope you find it useful.
Well 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