Free-N-Fun Halloween


Cotton Swab Skeleton

No bones about it – this is the perfect craft for a Halloween party! Kids can make them to use as decorations for school or home.


  • Cotton Swabs
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Foam Sheets
  • Adhesive


  1. Create skeleton's spine by gluing one of the cotton swabs vertically onto foam sheet.
  2. Glue five cotton swabs horizontally across skeleton's spine to create the rib cage.
  3. Use two cotton swabs for each skeleton arm and two cotton swabs for each of legs.
  4. Cut a cotton swab to about 1/3 of its length and glue to bottom of leg to create a foot. Repeat for the other foot.
  5. Cut ten short lengths of swabs to create fingers. Glue them onto the foam sheet.
  6. Using a white foam sheet, cut out the shape of a skull and glue it onto the top of spine.
  7. Glue on small wiggle eyes.
  8. Using a black foam sheet, cut out a triangular shape for skeleton's nose and then glue to face.
  9. Using black foam, cut out small rectangular pieces and glue them to face to create skeleton's teeth.

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