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DIY Life Size Halloween Skeleton for Kids to Make

Halloween isn’t over yet and you still have time to create some decorations for your home and here is a fun ways to involve your toddler and preschooler creating Halloween skeletons for decorating the house for a perfect Halloween Party.

Skeleton Crafts

What you need to create Halloween Skeletons

Black paper
Sticky tape
White Paint

How to Make your Life-Sized Halloween Skeleton

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.

making skeletons

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.

body cut out

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).

making skeletons

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.

Halloween Skeletons


  1. I meant to leave a comment the other day when I saw these, Cerys. They’re GREAT! Just pinned for next year!

  2. Cathie Johnson says:

    Looks like everyone had a good time being involved.
    For an idea for an orange breakfast come visit me at toddlersthroughpreschool.com

    Take care!
    Cathie J

  3. Love J’s life size skeleton and T’s mini ones they look great.

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