Wednesday, October 29, 2008

some dancing skeletons for Annie

I know, two posts in one day and they're pretty heavy on the photos too. But, Anne, you asked for more cute crafts and are these not the cutest skeletons you've ever seen? I had to get this out stat because it's timeliness will expire in three short days hence the two posts right on top of each other. Enough rambling, lets get to it.
You'll need black paper, white paper, cotton swabs (does anyone call them that or does everyone just call them Qtips?), a black marker or crayon and glue. Cut out small skull shaped heads from the white paper ahead of time and cut several cotton swabs in half. I cut four cotton swabs for each child. They also used five whole swabs too. You can then model it step by step as I did for the four preschoolers I had that day or just let them go at it. I started with having them make a face on the skull and glueing that down first. Make sure the skull is way up near the top. That way you know there will be enough room for the rest of the skeleton. I then moved on to the body, the arms, legs and finally hands, feet and ribs.


We didn't begin with the intent to have them look like they're dancing but that's exactly what they look like they're doing. I didn't know skeletons could look so sweet and funny.

6 comments:

kidletsmum said...

Brilliant!! I know what we'll be doing tomorrow...

Dori said...

Love it! Have you tried the Ghost Footprint?
Paint the bottom of each child's foot make a footprint. When it drys cut it out and turn it so the toes are facing down have the kids draw a ghost's face on the heel and than glue a Popsicle stick to the back and you have a little ghost on a stick.

Two footprints heel to heel make a great bat as well

(fairy) Godmother said...

DEM BONES! DEM BONES! LOVE DEM BONES!

(fairy) Godmother said...

and I love your pumpkins too!

Anne said...

Marie!!! You should sell your crafts!! ha! Thanks!

Marie said...

I can't really claim them as my original ideas. I've been collecting ideas for over 20 years.