Topic: Skeleton activity

Does your budding biologist want to learn more about the human body? Infuse a fun craft with an educational science lesson on the skeletal system. This project may be just the thing to spark her interest in science.


Science and craft

What You Need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Plastic drinking straws
  • Scissors
  • Clear drying, non-toxic glue
  • White chalk

    What You Do:

    1. Cut the straws into pieces of several sizes to represent the skeleton’s bones. Make segments that range from an inch to a few inches long.
    2. Ask your child to piece together a skeleton from the straws. Compare this to putting together a puzzle. If you wish, have her refer to a diagram of the body to make her model more accurate.
    3. Your child can now gently lift each straw piece and place a line of glue underneath to hold.
    4. Add a head “skull” by drawing one in with white chalk.
    5. Set aside to dry.

    This activity can be just as fun with non-human skeletons. Does your little one love dogs? Investigate the biology of canines by creating a doggie skeleton.