My son recently broke his arm – it is the first break in our family... so it was kind of appropriate that momstown had a ‘my body’ craft in mind that day!
What you will need:
Q-tips, Glue, black construction paper, scissors, chalk
First, have your child (or help if they’re young) draw a head and stick body for their skeleton ‘person’. Did you know that drawing stick people is an expectation in the Kindergarten curriculum?
Then, use Q-tips to build the person’s arms, legs, hands, feet, etc. They can get detailed and do all the ribs as well. Just cut the Q-tips into different sizes as you need them. The great thing about gluing Q-tips is that the white cotton picks up glue easily and adheres well and quickly to the paper – and kids just have to dip them in the glue, pretty low mess!
Here’s our broken-armed body...complete with labels! Another extension of this activity for the older kids.
And another by my younger son who got a bit more creative and ‘3D’ with his creation! We've got some great books to go along with this theme - click here to read more!
momstown Bloorwest did this craft with their playgroup - it was a bit hit!