Paper Plate Skeleton
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.
- White paper plates
- Paper punch
- String Paint or markers
- Black construction paper
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.
Here is an exciting addition to your Halloween table, which is both decoration and refreshment. This icy hand will give your guests a start!
- Pair of powder-free surgical gloves*
- Water, juice, or soda
- Razor blade
- Dry ice** (optional)
Wash the inside of a surgical glove and fill it with water or other liquid. Tie a knot or rubber band at the top. Freeze until solid. Carefully cut slits down the fingers and hand with a razor blade. Peel away the glove, being careful not to break off the fingers. Float the hand in very cold punch or put it wherever your imagination takes it. For an extra spooky effect, put dry ice in the punch, but be sure not to serve the dry ice.
Note: You may want to purchase latex-free gloves since many people are allergic to latex.
CAUTION: Dry ice should only be handled by adults, and adults should be present at all times!
Dry ice needs to be handled with caution, because it is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Always use gloves to handle it because you can get burned badly. Do not allow children to handle dry ice. A hammer is useful to break the large pieces into smaller ones.
Some neighborhoods have friendly decorating contests during Halloween. It’s a great time of year to make friends with some neighbors you may not know. Give your friends, family and neighbors a sight that will lift their day and get them into the spirit of this fun and exciting celebration.