Cotton Ball / Swab Skeletons

We’re doing even more seasonal projects for our October Project Challenge: this time we made a super easy kid project from the October issue of Family Fun magazine.

Cotton Ball / Swab Skeletons

Eliza made the project all by herself! I got out the materials, and she looked at the pictures and went to town. Jake and I alternated on the glueing duties. Jonas helped by dumping out cotton swabs and throwing the cotton balls everywhere.

Cotton Ball / Swab Skeletons

All we needed were some cotton swabs, cotton balls, scissors, plastic wrap, and glue. We tried regular glue the first time around, but hot glue worked much better. She used paper to make a face for one of the skeletons and glitter glue for the others. And, just in case you are wondering, heat guns do not make glitter glue dry faster (darn it).

Cotton Ball / Swab Skeletons

I love how seriously she takes her art projects.

Cotton Ball / Swab Skeletons

We tied the finished skeletons up in our entryway windows so they’re there to greet visitors and the trick-or-treaters soon to come. We wanted to make more, but they’ve all got to stay out of reach of Jonas (and Jonas + a chair), so there’s not much room.

Cotton Ball / Swab Skeletons

We love having cute handmade Halloween decorations! I haven’t even needed to get the stuff out of our Halloween tub in the basement: between the kids’ handmade stuff, the stuff Eliza brought home from school (they made little pumpkin sculptures from clay!), and gourds, we’ve got the Halloween decorating pretty much covered.

Now I’m off to finish the kids’ Halloween costumes, which my mom helped me start last night (but if you follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Megan_NerdNest and @Jake_NerdNest, you know that already).

Are you making anything seasonal right now?

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