Perfect project for a lesson plan for X!

Note: I saw a picture of it while doing a Google search and recreated it! I do not know who the original creator of this project is.


  • Black construction paper
  • White crayon (we used glitter crayons to give it an extra shine)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Glue
  • Your child’s hand


  1. Trace your child’s hand and part of their forearm onto the black construction paper.
  2. Have your child glue cotton swabs where they think their bones should be in their bodies.
    Note:It’s easier to have your kids put a little bit of glue of both ends of the cotton swab rather than on the middle stick. The swabs will be more secure.

Suggested project uses

This project can be used in the following ways:

  • Perfect supplement project to teach the letter X
  • Use to supplement a lesson about bones.
  • Take the project to the next level and cut some cotton swabs to show what a broken bone might look like.

Discussion suggestions:

Here is a list of things you can talk about while doing this project with your child:

  • Discuss the letter x and its sound. What other words have an “x” sound?
  • How an x-ray machine works and different precautions of x-rays
  • What are bones and how do we take care of our bones


While working on this project, your child will be practicing the following skills:

  • Gross and Fine motor skills
  • Science and Health
  • Alphabet and phonics