Halloween is the perfect time for decorating your home and you may want to create Halloween crafts in keeping with the tradition. Skeleton crafts, pumpkin cutouts, witches and bats make great Halloween décor. Skeleton crafts are quite easy to make and add a special touch to the Halloween décor. Creating skeleton crafts can be a family activity and can be enjoyed by the family together. Here are a couple of easy skeleton craft ideas that the whole family can enjoy.
The easiest skeleton craft can be made with black construction paper and dry noodles. This is a very creative skeleton craft and can be crafted by even the youngest member of the family, provided he or she can handle glue. The material required will be black construction paper, lima beans, glue and dry noodles like shell macaroni, elbow macaroni, spiral noodles and spaghetti.
Use the glue to stick the noodles and lima beans on the construction paper to form a skeleton. You can use the elbow macaroni to make the ribs, spiral noodles to make arms and legs and the skull can be made up of the lima beans. The lima beans can also be used to make the hips and the thorax region of the skeleton. You can make a pattern of a skeleton on the paper first and then ask your kids to glue on the various noodles and beans to form the skeleton.
Here is a complicated skeleton craft. You will need brown paper lunch bags, Styrofoam trays, a craft stick, sand, black paint and candles in glass containers. Begin by drawing a skeleton pattern with the craft stick on the Styrofoam trays, and cut it out. You can also use a knife for the purpose. Roll up the pattern in black paint and press it firmly on the inside of the paper lunch bag.
Fill some sand at the bottom of the bag and place the glass containers with candles inside the bag. Light up the candles and you have a skeleton luminary. You can place a number of these skeleton luminaries along your driveway for a spooky effect. These luminaries can also be used to lead the trick-or-treaters to the treats you have in store for them.
Halloween skeleton crafts are great fun to make. Although Halloween skeleton craft decorations may be difficult to make, the possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination and creativity. Use your imagination and enjoy the Halloween season with this fun activity involving the whole family!