Does your budding biologist want to learn more about the human body? Infuse a fun craft with an historicsweetsballroom.comal science lesson on the skeletal system. This project may be just the thingto spark her interest in science.

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What You Need:

Black construction paperPlastic drinking strawsScissorsClear drying, non-toxic glueWhite chalk

What You Do:

Cut the straws into pieces of several sizes to represent the skeleton's bones. Make segments that range from an inch to a few inches long.Ask your child to piece together a skeleton from the straws. Compare this to putting together a puzzle. If you wish, have her refer to a diagram of the body to make her model more accurate.Your child can now gently lift each straw piece and place a line of glue underneath to hold.Add a head "skull" by drawing one in with white chalk.Set aside to dry.

This activity can be just as fun with non-human skeletons. Does your little one love dogs? Investigate the biology of canines by creating a doggie skeleton.

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