A large printable skeleton template is available at GamesCraftsColoring.com. The template is spread over seven sheets of paper, and the finished skeleton is several feet long when it is assembled. The template's eighth page includes an instruction sheet. The skeleton includes a skull, limbs, ribs, a pelvis and a spine. The bones are drawn in a cartoon style, rather than being strictly anatomically correct.
Once the template is printed, the child cuts out each piece and glues it onto a black paper or cardboard background. Any style of background may be used, but black is recommended due to its simplicity.
A simpler template is available at TheCraftyCrow.net. The template is inspired by the children's book "Funnybones" and is designed to be assembled, rather than stuck on a background. The designer recommends printing the template onto cardstock and fastening the bones together with split pins, before decorating the finished skeleton.
Smaller skeleton templates are available at About.com. These templates are for a one-piece skeleton outline, and are intended for rubber stamping and other decorative projects. Also available on the same website is a series of Halloween templates, including pumpkins and ghosts. A realistic computer-generated printable skeleton image is available at PrintableDirect.com. It shows a skeleton as viewed from the front and from the back.