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Pasta Skeletons

Mix a little science with art by making these revamped Pasta Skeletons from

Pasta Skeleton Material

  • Craft Sticks (4 x jumbo or 20 x standard size)
  • Craft Glue
  • Masking tape
  • Pasta: Macaroni, spaghetti, shells and twists
  • Skeleton System for reference


  1. To make a quick and sturdy board, line up craft sticks and secure them with masking to the back. Small pieces at first, then a couple large to make sure they are all attached.
  2. Share the variety of pasta shapes. Discuss with children using a simple sketch to illustrate the proportions and the placement of shoulders, hips and joints.
  3. It’s best to spread the glue on the board, and then place the pasta on top. Start with the torso and glue the head, spine, ribs and hips. Next add the shoulders, arms, legs, hands and feet.
  4. Let the skeleton dry on something flat until the glue is clear. The board will be stiff when the skeleton is all dry. 

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Pasta Skeletons