How to Make a Human Skeleton Model Using Pasta

Dry pasta can be made into a skeleton.
Dry pasta can be made into a skeleton. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

A skeleton made of dry pasta pieces can be an eerie, but educational, project for kids. Using a piece of black construction paper, you can glue the pasta pieces down to make the different body parts. This is an ideal art or science craft around Halloween time. Plus, you can use up whatever pasta you have on hand, making substitutions if need be. Have kids write in the different parts of the body the pasta is representing.

Things You'll Need

  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Super glue
  • Dry fettucine piece
  • Dry bowtie piece
  • 7 pieces dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 pieces dry rotini
  • 2 pieces dry penne

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Cut a piece of black construction paper to about 10 inches by 8 inches. The black color will help the pasta stand out visually.

Cut a piece of dry fettucine to 3 inches long and glue vertically at the center of the paper, making the spine.

Glue a piece of dry bowtie pasta right under the fettucine, to make the pelvis.

Glue two pieces of dry elbow macaroni at the top of the fettucine with the pieces making a circular shape to make the skull.

Glue a piece of dry rotini pasta at either side of the fettucine, just under the skull, to make the arms.

Glue three pieces of elbow macaroni horizontally along the fettucine spine, making ribs.

Glue two pieces of dry penne under the bowtie pelvis, making the two legs.

Glue a piece of dry elbow macaroni at the bottom of each penne piece, making feet.

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