Teacher Mama: Torn Paper Skeletons {After School Linky}

Torn Paper Skeletons

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I had forgotten about this activity until the other day when I was going through my Halloween folder at school. I love making torn paper skeletons and decided to try it with my first graders. I knew it would not be easy for them as tearing paper never is, but thought it was be a lot of fun and teach me a bit more about my students fine motor skills and ability to work through a challenging task. And, it certainly did! But in the end, everyone enjoyed the activity and was successful.

Making Torn Paper Skeletons



white paper (for tearing)

black or grey construction paper (for background)


 Show students how to tear paper- especially how to tear smaller pieces and circles.

Show them some picture of skeletons and talk about what they notice.

Give each student a piece of white copy paper and a background paper and have them create their own skeleton.

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Allow students to add some background details like a moon, spooky clouds or even gravestones if they like.

That’s it!

Here are how our skeletons turned out!

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Love these other skeleton craft ideas from around the web:

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Halloween Q-Tip Skeleton Craft from Preschool Crafts for Kids

Cut Out and Keep Skeleton from The Crafty Crow

Paper Plate Skeleton from Pickup Some Creativity

Pipe Cleaner Skeleton from Activity Village UK

Name Skeletons from My Mix of Six

Stamping Skeleton from Boy Mama Teacher Mama

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After School Linky 2014

The After School Link Up is a great place to share ideas and to find new ideas to do with your children after school or in your homeschool.  The After School Link Up goes live every Monday. So, if you are a blogger, an educator or just some one looking for some good ideas, be sure to stop by Boy Mama Teacher Mama (or the other co-hosts) on Mondays and see what others have to share.

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