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30 Fun Skeleton Crafts for Halloween

Here are 30 Spooky Skeleton Crafts for Halloween.

Our list includes skeleton crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, grown-ups, and older children.

You will find cute Halloween skeleton crafts out of paper rolls, Q-tips, fabric, free printable skeleton templates, skeleton art projects, DIY skeleton decorations, and much more.

Let’s dive right in and get ready for fall.

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7 Fun Facts About the Skeletal System

Skeletons might seem spooky to your children but they can be super fascinating. Here are 7 Fun Skeleton Facts for Kids:

  1. Your skeleton has more than 200 bones.
  2. Our body has two types of bone.
  3. The Bones are filled with spongy tissue.
  4. Can you believe, babies are born with 300 bones.
  5. Our smallest bone is in the ear.
  6. The longest bone is in our leg.
  7. Bones are designed to take a beating.

Did you know that your body has over 200 bones? To be exact 206. Each bone plays an important role. They make all the mechanics of your body function properly.

There are two types of bones. There are bones that are out of hard, dense material. They are called cortical bones and help our structure. The second type of bones is called trabecular bones and they are soft and spongy. They are often found inside large bones and in the pelvis, ribs, and skull.

The spongy tissue in bones is bone marrow. It is found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur.

Bone marrow houses stem cells, which are responsible for producing many important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells.

While we learned that adults have 206 bones, babies are born with almost 100 more. It is not that bones disappear when we grow older, but they fuse together and form larger bones instead.

Did you know that the smallest of all your bones is in your inner ear and the largest bone runs from your hip to your knee? Fascinating isn’t it?

As you know bones can break, but they are designed to stand daily wear and tear. Some bones even must be able to absorb your body and weight in force, so they must be resilient.

Did you enjoy these facts about the skeletal system and like to read more? You can find these and more information about skeletons here.

Skeleton Books for Kids

We love to round up our arts and crafts activities with matching fun facts and stories to read. Here are some skeleton books I found for you:

Packed with amazing 3D computer images highlighted in different colors, The Skeleton Book allows children to explore every bone and joint in the human body in minute detail. 

From teeth to eyes and ears to skin and bones, there’s a lot to discover about the human body! Featuring crosswords, mazes, and more, the Human Body Activity Book for Kids is bursting with all kinds of activities to help kids understand how their bodies work, and how to keep them healthy and strong.

Discover the amazing human body, system by system and layer by layer, and the incredible things it is capable of with Inside Out Human Body.

Sing along with a colorful skeleton band in this exuberant rendition of a traditional most-loved African-American spiritual, passed down by word of mouth for generations.

Skeleton Halloween Crafts

I hope you enjoyed these fun facts about skeletons and related books. But let’s have a look at our fun preschool skeleton crafts and activities.

The following list covers everything from Halloween craft skeletons, skeletons decore, skeleton art projects, learn about skeletons, skeleton sensory activities, easy skeleton arts and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, and much more.

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25 Easy Halloween Skeleton Crafts

You might also enjoy one of our other fun fall and Halloween activities such as Dia de Los Muertos Crafts, Monster Ideas, Spooky Ghost Crafts, Mummy Activities, Frankenstein Projects, 25 Scarecrow Crafts, or Easy Hedgehog Arts and Crafts.

If you are a visual learner, go check out this Q-tip skeleton tutorial and get inspired!

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