Q-Tip Skeletons Halloween Craft

By Polly Conner
April 23, 2021

This Q-Tip Skeleton Halloween craft is perfect for preschoolers and even older kids. Use our free printable template to make it even cuter!

Q-tip skeleton on black construction paper

Supplies You Need to Make Q-Tip Skeletons

  • Q-Tips
  • Black (or any color) construction paper
  • School Glue
  • Skeleton Head (printable below)

A Quick Video to Show How it Comes Together

Just take a peek at how fun Q-Tip skeletons can be!

How to Make Q-Tip Skeletons

Step 1:

Lay out the big bones of the skeleton before the small ones. This will insure you have room for everything. Feel free to play around with the orientation of the bones.

Assembling a q-tip skeleton

Pro-tip: you can just use your hands to snap the q-tips into smaller pieces. This is much easier than using scissors!

Close up of q-tips

Step 2:

Apply the glue directly to the Q-Tip before putting it on the paper. This makes it much less messy! Start by gluing down the big bones and then move the smaller ones. Imperfection makes it cute so don’t get too caught up on being symmetrical or perfect.

Close up of glue on q-tips

Step 3:

Using our free printable, print out the skeleton head and bow. Color the bow and cut them both out. Using glue, attach the bow either to the head or make it a necktie. Be sure to show kids their options!

Q-tip skeleton waving

That’s it! It’s such an easy Halloween craft for preschoolers (or any age!).

More Easy Halloween Crafts

If you like the simplicity of the Puffy Ghosts craft, give some of these 31+ Halloween Crafts for preschooler a try with your little one, too.

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    • Rachel Tiemeyer says:

      Hi Myriam, I just signed you up to receive it using the sign up box in the blog post. Confirm your subscription in your gmail inbox (look in the Junk/Promotions folder) and then it will take you directly to the PDF of the skeleton head. Please email me if you have any trouble, though! Our email is thrivinghome (at) gmail (dot) com. Hope you enjoy it!

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    • Rachel Tiemeyer says:

      Sorry for your trouble. Did you confirm your email subscription? (Sometimes that email lands in junk mail.) Once you confirm, it will automatically open the link for you to download. Please email us if we can help! thrivinghome (at) gmail (dot) com