A fun decoration that children of all ages can enjoy is a Paper Plate Skeleton. No bones about it! This is a cinch for little hands to make.

Materials Needed:

  • White paper plates
  • Paper punch
  • String Paint or markers
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors

Cut white paper plates according to the picture. To join the various parts of the skeleton, punch small holes at each point of contact and tie them together with string. Draw or paint features on the face. Accent the skeleton’s scary face by cutting out eyes, nose, and mouth.

Paste a sheet of black construction paper on the back of the plate so the paper shows through the holes. If both sides of the skeleton will show, attach an additional paper plate to form the back of the head.

This skeleton is perfect for hanging in windows and on doors.