Oct 112013

15+ Skeleton Crafts & Activities - Alldonemonkey.com - Perfect for Halloween or Day of the Dead

Last fall Monkey was fascinated with scarecrows.  This year?  He loves skeletons!  I guess my little boy is growing up! 😉

Luckily he’s not into the spooky stuff yet (not sure I’m ready for that!).  He likes skeletons mainly because he thinks x-rays are so cool.  The fact that they are also associated with Halloween just adds to the fun!

(See my X-ray post, part of the 31 Days of ABCs series!)

So here are great posts from some blogging friends about skeletons – perfect for Halloween and Day of the Dead!  For more ideas, check out my Fall Fun for Kids Pinterest Board or the Day of the Dead Pinterest board from Multicultural Kid Blogs.

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Skeletons Everywhere!


To get us started, For the Love of Spanish has some wonderful crafts and activities, as well as book recommendations, for teaching the letter “E” for esqueleto (skeleton).

Of course, skeletons can also be used to teach about the human body, as shown with this Montessori-Inspired Skeleton Unit on Living Montessori Now.  You will find lots of great resources here!


Red Ted Art - Skull Cake Pops - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

You can learn how to make Skull Cake Pops at Red Ted Art…

Candy Bones - FSPDT - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

… or candy bone snacks from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails.


You are the roots - Halloween Crafting - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

I already have my Q-tips and glue ready for Monkey and I to do this skeleton craft from You Are the Roots!

Dinosaur-Skeleton-Fantastic Fun and Learning - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

How much fun are these play dough x-ray skeletons from Fantastic Fun and Learning?

Marshmallow Skull - No Time for Flash Cards - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

And what kid wouldn’t want to make a skull out of marshmallows, like this one from No Time for Flash Cards?

Crystal's Tiny Treasures- Skeletons in the Closet - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

Ooh, do you have skeletons in your closet?  They do over at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures!

Easy-Skeleton-Costume - Red Ted Art - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

And here’s an easy skeleton costume from Red Ted Art.   They also made these great skull and cross bone cards!

Teach your kids Spanish with this fun skeleton song from Spanish Playground!  She also recommends the book Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes. “It has Spanish Halloween words woven into the text and is just scary enough that certain kids love it. It is not strictly about skeletons, but there are plenty in the book.”

Day of the Dead

Ever wonder why there are so many skeletons and skulls for Day of the Dead?  Here is a great explanation of the holiday from Kid World Citizen.

Skeletons Everywhere!  Popsicle Stick Calaveras Craft from Spanglish Baby on Alldonemonkey.com

I love this adorable popsicle stick calaveras craft from Spanglish Baby!  It really shows how Day of the Dead is not meant to be scary.

You can also find great coloring pages and other printables for Day of the Dead at Spanish Playground.

Fancy Day of the Dead Skulls - Kid World Citizen - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

Love these fancy Day of the Dead skulls from Kid World Citizen.  As her daughter says: “Glitter makes everything better!”

Green Owl Art - Packing Peanut Skull Day of the Dead - Skeleton Crafts and Activities on Alldonemonkey.com

I never would have thought to make skulls out of packing peanuts like these from Green Owl Art!

Toddling in the Fast Lane made a fun matching game to go with the Calavera Abecedario.

For more on Day of the Dead, visit this wonderful slideshow from Kid World Citizen.

Thank you to all of the bloggers who let me share their amazing posts here!  Are you ready for Halloween and Day of the Dead?

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  11 Responses to “15+ Skeleton Crafts and Activities for Halloween and Day of the Dead”

  1. I love packing peanut skulls in your roundup – brilliant.

  2. Great post. Thanks for adding us:)

  3. What a group of cute ideas! Thank you for including ours, and we’ll be sure to try out something new this year, too!

  4. Oh my goodness – this is such a great round up. I love your q-tip skeletons and those candy bones are adorable.

  5. These are great- that skeleton costume is so cute!!! I need to make one for my little guy:).

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