How to make a skeleton from milk jerrycans


Do you work with the theme: the Human Body? Then this skeleton is a wonderful and educational example to work with. But also for Halloween you can use this skeleton very well.

Children can learn about what bones are all in your body. You can read that in my blog about the human body: The skeleton:

Host parent Ineke van der Linde went into her shelter with this theme and made a skeleton of milk jugs.

Ineke tells: Make sure you have 5 or 6 of these milk cans. Remove the label in lukewarm soapy water and cut off the blue ring from the “neck”.

Almost all supermarkets in the Netherlands sell milk in these jerry cans.

Could not be extracted from 4 jerry cans except for one part.

Put the canister upside down on the table and fold the canister as shown in the picture.

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Now the canister is slightly more oval in shape and you can draw a face on it.

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Use your imagination. Every human skeleton is unique. Every human skeleton is different

For the hull, fold the canister as shown in this picture. To do this, use the welds of the canister. This makes it a lot easier.

Even now there is a more bully shape. Ideal for the hull.

For the hip, draw about such a shape at the bottom of a 3rd canister. Cut this out, but don't throw out the rest yet.

Hip or Pelvis.

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Cut out the handles for the shoulders from 2 jerry cans. A little more spacious first. The indicated line is the softer plastic. Then as small as possible. Leave a small tab on it so that you can attach it to the hull with a glue gun. Take into account left and right!

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Both shoulders of the skeleton and the pattern drawn by Ineke.

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That's how you cut out the feet.
Cutting the face of the skeleton..

The shape of upper arm, forearm and hand looks like this. Also take into account left and right by hand.

Upper leg and lower leg are drawn in the same shape. They're just a little taller.

Everything should be a little proportional. The head is fixed on the trunk with a glue gun. The shoulders are fixed to the trunk with a glue gun. The hull is glued to the Basin again with a glue gun. The bones are made together with transparent fishing wire. With a thin needle, pierce a hole and tie the bones together with the fishing thread.

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Everything about the skeleton.

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