Halloween isn’t over yet and you still have time to create some decorations for your home and here are 2 fun ways to involve your toddler and preschooler creating Halloween skeletons for decorating the house for a perfect Halloween Party.
What you need to create Halloween Skeletons
Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter
Glow in the dark paint (optional)
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Toddler Mini Halloween Skeletons
I’m trying to involve T (19 months) in as many crafts that I do with J as possible – so whilst J and I did a life size halloween skeletons I set T up with some mini halloween skeletons to make. So T and I drew around our gingerbread cookie cutter – well she held them whilst I drew around them. Then I cut them out for her.
Whilst J painted his skeleton T sat down with a sponge brush and splodged and squished the paint onto her body outlines. We then left them to dry and have added them to our Autumn Window to display for Halloween.
Life size Halloween skeletons
With J we decided to go just a little bigger – in fact J size so the first thing we had to do was create a piece of paper big enough for him. First off was the putting together of the paper – J declared it was a big jigsaw and then it was the sticky taping it together. J and I had a lot of fun doing this as a double act and it was so nice to do something together.
Once we had it stuck together J and T (can you see her copying J in the picture) laid down and I drew around J with a pencil. It was great as we went around talking about the body parts and naming and labeling them as we went. I then cut out the skeleton outline and quickly drew on some bones – by no means were they in the right places and we were a little wonky but J loved connecting it with his new favourite book Funnybones.
We then sat down and painted the skeleton – J is at a age where he loves starting out by colouring within the lines so he did at first – but then he got enthusiastic and started to paint everywhere and then his hand (we are very into hand prints at the moment).
We then left it to dry and J and I then painted it over with glow in the dark paint for special spookiness over Halloween. We’ve now hung up our skeleton untill Halloween where he will take pride of place on our front door. I have tried to take a picture of the skeleton glowing the dark but my camera refuses to play game so here is a picture of our skeleton hanging up. I can’t wait to put it on the door with our pumpkins and the rest of our decorations.