Skeleton Foot Craft

Simple Skeleton Foot

Did you see the adorable Skeleton Hands that we made yesterday?  If not, pop over and have a look, and then come on back to see the equally cute Skeleton Foot Craft that I’m featuring today.

Ok, so when we finished our hand craft yesterday, we had plenty of styrofoam “bones” left over,and I thought “hey, why not do another skeleton craft to use them up?”

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the ‘bones” were simply pieces of a painted styrofoam meat tray that I cut into narrow strips, and the hooligans further chopped into small pieces.

painted styrofoam strips are the "bones" for a skeleton foot craft

We changed things up a little bit with our skeleton feet, but for the most part the process is the same as it was in yesterday’s post.

To make our foot craft, you’ll need:

  • white paint
  • black styrofoam meat tray (sterilized in dishwasher)
  • strips of painted styrofoam (see yesterday’s skeleton craft for details)
  • glue
  • paintbrush
  • bowl of warm, soapy water/towel (optional, but makes for easy clean-up)

To make the hooligans’ footprints, I sat each child on a low stool and painted their foot with black paint.

This is of course a wonderful sensory experience, and each child was happy to share how the paint felt on the sole of their foot: “It’s slippery”, “it’s cold”, “it’s soft”, and “it’s ‘wery wery’ wet” were a few of the descriptive phrases we heard.

Then I helped each child to carefully step down onto the styrofoam tray, and I gently pressed each toe down so we’d have a solid impression of the foot.

A quick blast with the hairdryer had the painted footprints dry in a matter of seconds, and the girls proceeded to glue the “bones” to their skeleton feet.

3 white painted footprints on styrofoam meat trays

And at the end of the day, this is what each hooligan took home with them!

skeleton hand and foot crafts


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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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