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Craft some Funnybones party decorations

Decorate your spooktacular party with these bone-rattling Little and Big Skeleton decorations, inspired by Allan and Janet Ahlberg's classic tale Funnybones.

Puffin team
Craft some Funnybones party decorations

You will need:

•  A4 paper and a printer

 A pair of scissors

 A pencil and plasticine

 Ten split pins

 Two pieces of string

How to make it:

1.  Once you've printed everything out, carefully cut along the dotted lines. You should have six separate pieces

2.  Take the left arm and body pieces, and using the pencil make a hole in the top of the arm and top left shoulder of the body piece

3.  Place the top of the arm behind the shoulder, and push a split pin through both holes and secure at the back

4.  Repeat step 2 using the right arm piece

5.  Punch a hole in the bottom of the body piece and the top of the pelvis, push a split pin through and secure at the back

6.  Take the left leg, make a hole in the top of the leg and at the bottom left of the pelvis, push a split pin through the holes and secure

7.  Repeat step 5 using the right leg piece

8.  Finally, punch a hole in the top of the body piece, and thread a piece of string through the hole and knot it to create a loop.

Now pick a spooky spot to display, and string up your decorations for a frightening Halloween effect!

 

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