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How do you make a model of a human skeleton?

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There are a number of ways for students to make a model of a human skeleton, including building a skeleton out of pasta, cutting the pieces of the skeleton out of paper plates and attaching them with twine, building a skeleton model of Q-Tips or sewing a skeleton pin cushion. More advanced students may wish to use materials such as paper mache built around objects such as sticks, straws and balloons to make a model of a human skeleton.

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To make a model of a human skeleton with pasta, use various types of pasta to represent the bones of the human skeleton. Mount the pasta to a backing of glued-together popsicle sticks, and label the bones for clarification after completion of the skeleton model.

To construct a hanging paper plate skeleton, cut each bone from a 6-inch paper plate. To fasten the bones together, punch a hole in the top and bottom of each bone, and fasten the bones together with twine. For clarification, label the bones with a black marker.

Q-Tips are a simple and effective medium for building a skeleton model. Glue the Q-Tips to black paper or cardstock. Cut a skull from white paper, and glue it above the backbone.

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