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Dancing Skeleton Puppet Craft | Halloween DIY

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.

Let’s Make the Dancing Skeleton Puppet

You Will Need

Download Skeleton Template

What To Do:

1 Print out template and cut out the skeleton pieces.

cut out the template

2 Use a hole punch or push a pencil through the holes on the skeleton template.

use the hole punch

3 Place the skeleton template face down. Lift the body piece and slot 4 split pins through the holes of the body facing upwards.

slot in the pins

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.

thread in the string

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.

flatten the spilt pins

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.

repeat the process

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.

tie a knot in the middle

8 Attach a piece of string through the hole above the head and hang your skeleton. Pull the bottom string to make it dance.

make your skeleton dance

Download Skeleton Template


Q: Why didn’t the skeleton dance at the Halloween party? A: He had no body to dance with!

Need some more Halloween inspirations?

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.


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!

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