This crafty and fun pasta skeleton is easily made from a few different types of pasta and dried beans glued to a piece of black construction paper. For parents-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 and the kids never have to know they are learning too!
What you will need:
•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
•A white crayon to write your name (or label the bones)
Directions for the project-Glue the pasta to the black paper using white glue. Be sure to 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). Keep in mind that you can use just about any type of pasta (or dried beans) for the bones. For example- 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 while long tubes can make collar bones. Longer tubes or long spirals make good arm and leg bones. You can use small shells or dried white beans for the kneecaps, wrists and ankles.
Tip: If you are unsure of the complete bone structure there are many templates available online to help.
Tip: If you are wanting the kids to learn parts of the skeleton label the major bones using a white crayon.