Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Cotton Bud Skeleton

A rainy day today and the boys settled down to watch Mister Maker this morning.  They were both keen to make the cotton bud skeleton featured on today's show, and here it is, in progress and complete:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Waif does some rib sticking"]Waif does some rib sticking[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Gman putting together the pelvis"]Gman putting together the pelvis[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="180" caption="The boys are pleased with their skeleton"]The boys are pleased with their skeleton[/caption]

If  you are trying this at home, watch out for cotton buds pinging round the room when you are cutting them!  Waif was particularly pleased when one cotton bud tip ended up caught in a spider's web (ooh, does that give away my lack of housewifely skills?!) and wondered if the spider would be pleased and try to eat it!

For full instructions, you can watch the Mister Maker episode on iPlayer here.


  1. I love that skeleton! And how happy with themselves do your boys look?! Lovely :)

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  3. My son really loved this too! We did a fish as well...

  4. Thanks for posting! We saw that episode, but I couldn't remember how to do it and found your pics in a google search!