Intro: Paper Plate Skeleton
Simple and festive - this paper plate skeleton can be constructed in an hour, and is a blast to make with the kids. It is also easy to customize
Step 1: Materials
- paper plates (mine were 6" diameter)
- twine (or yarn, or something else to tie the bones together)
Step 2: Cut
Attached here are images of the plates after I cut out the different "bones." It's not an exact science, so simply use these as guides. You need 1 skull, 1 shoulder, 1 rib cage, 1 hip, 2 hands, 2 feet, and 8 bones.
Tip: If you're worried about having symmetrical bones, try cutting out a template paper-snowflake style. Fold a plate in half and cut out the bone that way. Trace the folded plate template on the new plate, and you're good to go!
Step 3: Attach
Using your hole-punch, make a hole at each end of your bones (consult my end picture, if you need, for where to punch on the skull/ribs/hips ect). Tie together with twine.
And you're done! To hang, simply use some tape and hang up on your walls in whatever position you want. Happy Halloween!
Side note: My anatomy professors from my undergrad days would be so upset at the inaccuracy of this project. Perhaps a more anatomically correct version would be a fun project if someone's feeling ambitious...and has 206 paper plates lying around.