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Easy Skeleton Halloween Craft For Kids [Free Template]

As Halloween approaches, many parents find themselves scrambling to come up with fun and festive activities for their kids.

If you’re looking for a Halloween craft that’s both easy and fun, this skeleton Halloween craft is a great option.

Simply print out the free template, cut out the pieces, and glue them together. Your kids will love creating their own spooky skeleton, and they’ll also get a chance to practice using scissors and glue. Best of all, this craft can be easily adapted to fit any skill level.

Also, be sure to check out all of our fun Halloween crafts for kids for even more ideas!

Skeleton Halloween Craft For Kids

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Skeleton Halloween Art Project Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Skeleton template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Easy Halloween Craft Directions

Download and print the skeleton template on white paper.

hands holding skeleton template

Cut the template out along the dotted lines.

Begin to glue the skeleton together by gluing the head to the top and middle of the colored background paper.

hands gluing skeleton head to black paper

Next, place the rib piece below the head and glue it in place.

hands gluing skeleton ribs to black paper

Take the hip piece and glue it in the middle, just below the rib piece.

hands gluing skeleton pelvis to black paper

Glue the legs, one on each side, beneath the hip piece.

hands gluing skeleton leg bone to black paper

Place the arms on both sides of the ribs and glue them down.

hands gluing skeleton arm to black paper

Now your kiddo has a fun Halloween skeleton they can hang up in the classroom or at home on the fridge!

For young kids who don’t know where the bones should be glued, we suggest creating a sample skeleton for them to reference.

This way, they’ll get the added benefit of using critical thinking and shape matching to build the skeleton to completion.

All in all, this is a fun Halloween craft for kids that helps them work on necessary skills without even knowing it!

hand holding skeleton paper craft

Halloween Fun

Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more. Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!

Halloween Theme For Kids

Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! Get your little ghouls and goblins ready with these fun, easy, and educational DIY Halloween activities.

From homemade Halloween crafts to spooky activities to books and more, we’ve got you covered. These activities are perfect for kids of all ages and can be done with items you already have around the house. So put on your creative hat and let’s get started!

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Halloween Children’s Books

By reading spooky stories together, parents and kids can bond over their shared love of all things Halloween.

Plus, it’s a great way to get kids excited about Trick-or-Treating and all the fun that comes with it. On top of that, it helps kids improve their vocabularies! So this Halloween, curl up with your little ones and enjoy a good story – it’s sure to be a treat for everyone involved.

Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.

Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.

5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.

Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!

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Kids’ Halloween Crafts

Halloween is a holiday that is all about creativity. From costumes to decorations, there are countless ways to get into the Halloween spirit.

One of the best ways for kids to celebrate Halloween is by doing some fun crafts. Not only will they have a blast getting into the Halloween spirit, but they’ll also get to flex their creative muscles.

Witches Brew Handprint Craft – Kids will love creating this handprint craft for Halloween. It’s easy to make from paper and looks great hanging on the fridge or on a bulletin board. The best part is that it’s really fun and spooky, perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit.

Bat Pumpkin Craft – Paper is such a versatile material – it can be used for tearing, gluing, wrapping, and so much more. So why not use it to create a fun bat pumpkin craft for kids?

This easy paper craft is a great alternative to carving a pumpkin, and it’s perfect for helping little ones develop their scissor skills.

Halloween crafts for kids image collage

Frankenstein Tissue Paper Craft – Frankenstein’s monster is one of the most iconic Halloween characters, and this tissue paper craft is a great way for kids to channel their inner mad scientist.

They’ll have a blast crumpling and gluing tissue paper all over their creation, and they’ll also be practicing their fine motor skills. Best of all, when they’re finished, they’ll have a spooky decoration to show off to their friends

Vampire Popsicle Stick Craft – This Halloween, why not have the kids make this popsicle stick craft? It’s great for kids who love to paint and are looking for a creative activity. Simply grab some popsicle sticks, some paint, and a few other supplies, and your kids are all set.

Halloween Kids’ Activities

In this collection of bat worksheets, your little ones will have a blast learning all about one of the most fascinating creatures of the night!

These free printable worksheets are good for helping them learn the letter B, work on fine motor skills, and practice using scissors.

These cute and spooky candy corn pattern worksheets are the perfect way to help your little ones learn to recognize patterns.

There are two different pages, each with 6 patterns to work on, so your kids can practice until they’ve got it down pat. So print out these worksheets and let the pattern recognition fun begin!

Halloween activities for kids image collage

Looking for a fun and festive way to keep your kids entertained this Halloween? Look no further than our spooktacular selection of Halloween pattern block mats!

These mats are perfect for keeping little hands busy, and they come in a variety of ghoul-themed designs that are sure to please even the pickiest of ghosts and goblins.

Don’t be a scaredy-cat this Halloween! Play our free printable Halloween matching game with your kids instead. It’s so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re learning to take turns and develop their memory skills.

hand holding skeleton paper craft with a second craft in the background

Spooky season is here and what better way to celebrate than with this delightful candy corn headband craft! This candy corn headband craft is a wonderful way for kids to improve their fine motor skills and follow instructions. The craft is simple, engaging, and easy to make!

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

hand holding skeleton paper craft with a second craft in the background

Skeleton Halloween Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Have easy fun this fall with this simple skeleton Halloween craft for kids. Use it with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged children.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Skeleton template

Instructions

  1. Download and print the skeleton template on white paper.
  2. Cut the template out along the dotted lines.
  3. Begin to glue the skeleton together by gluing the head to the top and middle of the colored background paper.
  4. Next, place the rib piece below the head and glue it in place.
  5. Take the hip piece and glue it in the middle, just below the rib piece.
  6. Finish up by gluing the legs, one on each side, beneath the hip piece.
  7. Place the arms on both sides of the ribs and glue them down.

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Chelsea Sutton

Tuesday 24th of October 2023

I would love to do this activity with my elementary students.

Sam

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Great! Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Sheila

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

Hi Sam! I love your activity❤️ Please could you show skeleton Halloween craft for kids to press free template Thank you ❤️🤗

Sam

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Hi Sheila! Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

adriana flores

Friday 20th of October 2023

skeleton template

Sam

Friday 20th of October 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Sherly

Wednesday 18th of October 2023

Would you mind to share the link?

Sam

Friday 20th of October 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Sheena

Sunday 15th of October 2023

Hi Sam,

This craft idea looks great. Thank you for your sharing.

Sam

Monday 16th of October 2023

Thanks and you're welcome! 🙏

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