Torn Paper Skeletons
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.
Allow students to add some background details like a moon, spooky clouds or even gravestones if they like.
Here are how our skeletons turned out!
Love these other skeleton craft ideas from around the web:
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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