Your child will love making a QTip skeleton Craft and Learning about the Skeletal system. This cotton swab skeleton craft is so simple to put together and a great activity to do during Halloween.
This blog has a video tutorial, Step by step instructions with pictures to make the Q- Tip Skeleton. I have also included some facts about bones that will help you to teach the skeletal system.
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How to make a Qtip Skeleton craft?
Things you will need:
- Dark and Thick Cardstock (Preferably black)
- White Paper (to draw a skull)
- White glue
- 13 QTips
- Black marker – I always prefer Sharpie
A quick video to show how to make
Pro-tip; to keep the paper mess-free, do not apply glue on the paper. Instead, dip the edges of the Qtip on the white glue and place it on the paper.
- Break eight Qtips into halves. Some Q tips need to be trimmed shorter for proportions.
- First, start with the spine. Dip the Qtip in glue and place it at the centre, leaving a space of 7 cm above for the skull.
- Next, Leave a little space for the neck and add half q tips on either side of the spine.
- Trim the Q tip shorter and add the hip bones.
- For legs, we use full Qtips and half Qtip for the foot bones. You can play around with the orientation of the leg bones, as well as the hand bones.
- Next, you can add the skull. Either Draw a Skull with a black marker or print out our free template and cut it out.
- Finally, add the hands with four Half Q-Tips.
To make the Skeleton craft adorable, we have added a Hat, as in the book Funnybones.
Teach the Skeletal system with this q tip craft
You can teach the names of a few Important bones like skull, spine, ribs etc. We learned 6 Bone names using small handwritten Name cards.
Human skeletal bones facts for kids:
Fun facts make learning enjoyable, especially with a cute Q-tip skeleton craft like this.
- Babies are born with more than 300 bones, but while growing, many bones fuse together. Thus, The human adult skeleton has only 206 -213 bones.
- Bones are filled with a spongy substance known as Bone marrow.
- The smallest bone in the body is in our ear, known as a stirrup.
- The femur, the leg bone, is the longest bone in our body.
- The Hyoid bone in the throat is the only bone not connected to any other bones.
- Our Knee is the largest joint in our body.
Two books, that I recommend for the Anatomy study unit are by DK and Usbourne.
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