I loved the Q-Tip Skeleton, craft project, that I found at Fun Family Crafts. The craft seemed simple enough and, best of all, inexpensive. I knew that I could easily purchase supplies for 20 children and it would cost me less than $10.00 for everything!
However, I was concerned about a few things. I didn't want the children to have to cut the Q-Tips in half for the skeleton's feet and hands. When I tried to cut the Q-Tips it was a little difficult. Also, more often than not the Q-Tips went flying when I cut them. I also noticed when gluing the Q-Tips the only way they stayed was if they had glue on the soft cotton part of the Q-Tip - making layering of the Q-Tips difficult. Lastly, I didn't want to also have to provide white paper for the skeleton head.
Here is my variation of the Q-Tip Skeleton:
RoseArt Washable School Glue
RoseArt White & Colored Washable Chalk
To begin with I laid out the Q-Tips and formed the skeleton shape. Before gluing down the Q-Tips I drew with white chalk the skeleton head and the spine. Next, I glued the Q-Tips to the black cardstock. (To glue the Q-Tips place the glue on the soft cotton part of the Q-Tips). Once, I had glued the Q-Tips I used chalk to create the bones for the hands and feet. Lastly, using colored chalk I added some pumpkins and BOO.