Spooky Bones


Inspired by Martha Stewart Living magazine, we made a super kid-friendly version of these spooky bones using just newspaper, cheap-o paper napkins, masking tape, and a 50/50 mixture of glue and water. Once they were dry, we took turns hiding them around the house for an indoor fossil hunt!

Roll up a sheet of newspaper into a bone shape and secure with masking tape as shown below.

Cut up the cheapest paper napkins you can find into strips and wrap them tightly around the bone. Invite your child over to brush the glue/water mixture overtop!

It’s even more fun when little sisters come over to join in!!

Who doesn’t like painting with glue?

Ooooo….. so spooky!!!

Allow to dry, then take turns hiding them around the house for some fun indoor paleontologist play…or…..

….hang from the ceiling for some spooky (and very frugal) Halloween decor!

Have fun!!

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Comments

  1. Dem bones, dem bones, dem paper bones…

    (I will so be “stealing” this idea from you, as you kinda did from Martha…thank you, AGAIN, for wonderful inspiration!)

  2. Dear Valerie,

    Remember when Emily was very little, and we would ask her “What does a pirate say?” and she would say “Arrrr matey!” ?

    Good times.

    Love,
    Mark

  3. This is wonderful. My boys would love it. I love to see your girls together. The love they have for each other is so apparent. Sweet family.

    • Thanks, Phyllis! They usually play very well together, and Clara is super-eager to try to keep up with her big sister all the time. :-)

  4. My kids will have fun with this!

  5. love this !!! You are just so creative!!

  6. What a great way to decorate for Halloween. But I love the little indoor paleontology idea too.

  7. oo very cute decoration and toy :-)

  8. Wow soo crafty…great idea!

  9. Ooh… Good for some science fun too! Something to keep in mind for when my daughter stops being deathly afraid of skeletons and bones :)

  10. Your bones look great! I bet my kids would use these as dinosaur bones…

  11. Too Fun!

  12. Dinosaur dig

  13. Seriously???? How did you know we are needing bone projects for Scooby Doo???? Thanks!

  14. They are spooky. What a great idea!

  15. What a good idea. My munchkin is in serious dinosaur bone zone….perhaps I’ll make some gigantic versions of these. Good thinking!! :-)

  16. What fun! I love that the kids can help make them. Cute idea!

  17. What a fun activity, my boys would love this.

    I would like to invite you to the Fantastic Frugal Fridays blog party . It is a great place to link up your frugal posts of all kinds, and connect with new frugal friends.

  18. I love this idea! My oldest is totally into dinosaurs and I can’t wait to do this with him! Thanks for sharing!

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