How to make a cotton bud skeleton

This cheeky little skeleton is sure to tickle your kids’ funny bones! He’s so cheap and easy to make and will look really creepy hanging on the wall or on the back of a door.

You can personalise him how you like but here’s our step-by-step guide to help you get the basics right.

Once you’ve made the one, why not make some more? You could create a whole little family of earbud skeletons, and even a little skeleton dog or cat!

Age group: Ages 3+. This craft is pretty safe for most ages, just be wary of little ones putting any of the small parts in their mouths, like cotton buds and googly eyes!

Safety tip: You might want to help them with the bits that need cutting or do it for them.

What you will need

  • 1 sheet of black card
  • 1 sheet of white card
  • Scissors
  • A black marker pen
  • PVA glue
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrush
  • A pair of googly eyes
  • Earbuds (around 20)