9 Printable Skeleton Crafts

When I first shared this post it was as part of a Halloween series, but you guys are loving this one year round!  And what’s not to love? Skeletons aren’t just for Halloween and these 9 Printable Skeleton Crafts are great year-round activities, whether you’re looking to add some skeletons into your lesson plan or just looking for something fun to entertain the kids.


So, whether it’s the Halloween season or not, here are our favorite skeleton templates from around the web!


9 Printable Skeleton Crafts


While your skeletal system is made up of over 200 bones, these printables have much less bones (but they’re still fun, just the same!)  But did you know that babies are born with 300 bones, but as adults we will only end up with 206 bones?  It’s not that these bones disappear when we get older.  Instead, many of our bones fuse together as we get older, forming a much larger skeletal system.


Are you also aware that the smallest bone in your body is the stapes, a bone in your inner ear, while the biggest joint in your body is the knee, consisting of three connected bones: your femur, tibia, and patella.  


Bones are fascinating! And while they support us and allow us to move to move, they can also tell us a lot about a person – such as age, gender, race and height.  So if you’re planning on grabbing any of these free printable activities, consider taking a moment to learn something new about our skeletal system too!  You might just find something that surprises you.


Printable Templates


As for these free templates, simply print them out, color them in (or leave them as is) and add a few brass fasteners to link up all of their pieces.  Choose your favorite skeleton characters or grab them all!




Make a moveable skeleton with this printable from Ben and Jerry’s, because what skeleton doesn’t love some good ice cream! Grab this freebie HERE.



Cut and paste together this free printable Skeleton Template.  He’s part of a 12 page Build a Halloween Character series.



Here’s another movable skeleton craft and while the directions are in Spanish, it’s pretty self-explanatory. Grab this freebie HERE.



This Skeleton from Scholastic makes for a large skeleton when complete and even comes with a few skeleton activity ideas!




Grab this Mechanical Skeleton from DZ Doodles.




Hang these skeleton pieces from a hanger to create your very own skeleton puppet! Get this printable from Color with Leo.




Grab this Skeleton Toy and his friends (Mummy, Bear and Robot) from Woo Jr.




I absolutely adore this Skeleton Printable.



Of course, you could always make building a skeleton into a game like this one from All for the Boys.




Or create several of the same skeletons in different colors with this printable from Paper Zip.


Did we forget one? Let us know so that we can add it to the list!

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Free Halloween Printables.






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