We love getting spooky at toucanBox and have a fangtastically fun and easy Dancing Skeleton Puppet craft for you to make at home! It’s super simple to make, lots of fun to play with and makes a great party decoration too.
1 Print out template and cut out the skeleton pieces.
2 Use a hole punch or push a pencil through the holes on the skeleton template.
3 Place the skeleton template face down. Lift the body piece and slot 4 split pins through the holes of the body facing upwards.
4 Thread some string (approximately 10cm long) through one of the arm holes and tie a knot to secure it. Once you have tied the knot flatten the split pin to make it secure.
5 Thread through the other arm and tie a knot. Again flatten the split pin and make sure the string is taut. Trim off any excess string.
6 Repeat the process on the legs.
Tip: Try and make sure the knot is positioned above the hole - this will make your skeleton dance better.
7 Attach a piece of string approximately 40cm long to the arms and legs, tying a knot in the middle of both pieces of string as shown.
8 Attach a piece of string through the hole above the head and hang your skeleton. Pull the bottom string to make it dance.
Q: Why didn’t the skeleton dance at the Halloween party? A: He had no body to dance with!
We’d love to see your creations, so why not share them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #toucanBox. Our favourite snaps could feature in the next issue of toucanBox Magazine!