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 have many more exciting activities for younger and older children. Why not try our Halloween Masks activity and combine it with an exciting Halloween Treasure Hunt inside your home? Your kids surely deserve a healthy snack afterwards. Luckily with our Boonana Pops we have exactly the right snack for your exhausted kids.
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