How to Make a Simple, No-Stress Halloween Craft | Northern Westchester Moms

As a busy mom of three kids, I don’t always have time to craft. While I appreciate the Pinterest world of crafting, I also find it overwhelming (and super challenging) to emulate, especially with kids of different ages and abilities.

This year, I wanted to do something that was simple, fun and stress-free for everyone and found inspiration with some popsicle sticks in Target that I thought would be a cool way to transform into skeletons. I found the “cute not scary faces” from Glued to by Crafts on Pinterest where I opted to make a similar face that we attached to our cut-up popsicle sticks. The result? Silly, cute and easy skeleton sticks that my kids (ages 11, 8, and 5) all enjoyed crafting and personalizing to their own skill level and ability. Read on to check out how to make this fun craft–that even procrastinators (like myself) can master.

8 year old and 5 year old skeletons for Halloween

Simple, No-Stress Halloween Craft

What you need:

Package of popsicle sticks
Decorating tools (paint, crayons, markers, etc)
Construction paper
White paper and sharpie for the faces


Arrange the popsicle sticks into the formation of a skeleton
Glue everything together
While the sticks are drying, make the skeleton faces
Wait an hour or so and then add on the faces
Add hats, dresses, pants to your skeleton
Color in the faces

easy halloween craft skeletons

After our skeletons were created we displayed them on a string that’s now serving as a garland, of sorts, for the week. How easy is that?!

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