How To Make A Skeleton With Paper

How To Make A Skeleton With Paper

Welcome to the wonderful world of paper art! Today, we are going to learn how to create a skeleton using paper. This activity is perfect for those who love to create and those who want to learn a new craft. If you are ready to bring your creativity to life, follow this step-by-step guide on how to make a paper skeleton.

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  1. Materials Needed
  2. Creating the Body
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  3. Adding the Limbs
  4. Decorating the Skeleton
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  5. Conclusion

Materials Needed

Before we dive into the process, you will need to gather the necessary materials:

  • White paper
  • Black paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue

Creating the Body

First, take a white piece of paper and draw the outlines of the skeleton's body using a pencil. This will serve as a guide for the rest of the project. Once you have drawn the outline, cut along the lines to create the skeleton's body. You can make the body as big or small as you like.

Next, take another white piece of paper and cut out small rectangular shapes for the ribs. Place the ribs vertically on the backside of the skeleton's body, spacing them out evenly. Securely glue the ribs in place using a glue stick.


If you want to add more depth to the ribs, you can use a black paper to create shadowing. Cut out thin strips of black paper to glue onto the ribs as a shadow.

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Adding the Limbs

Now that your skeleton has ribs, it's time to give it arms and legs. Take another white paper and draw the outlines of the arm and leg bones, making sure they are proportional to the body. Cut along the lines to make the bones.

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Once you have the bones, you can attach them to the skeleton's body. Using glue, attach the arm bones to the sides of the body and the leg bones to the bottom of the body.

Decorating the Skeleton

Your skeleton is starting to take shape! At this stage, you can get creative and add some personality to your paper creation. Cut out small shapes from the black paper and glue them onto the skeleton's body to create eyes, a mouth, and a nose. You can also add details to the limbs, such as fingers and toes.

To give your skeleton a 3D effect, you can cut out small paper tabs and fold them back to create joints. Attach these joints between the bones to make your paper skeleton flexible.


If you want your skeleton to really stand out, consider adding a brightly colored background, such as orange or purple. This will make your creation pop, giving it a fun and spooky look.


Congratulations, you have now learned how to create a paper skeleton! With a little imagination and creativity, this craft can be an enjoyable activity for people of all ages. Whether you choose to make your skeleton scary, funny, or quirky, the possibilities are endless.

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