Skeleton Halloween Hair Clips are a fun Halloween craft that you can easily create with just a few affordable materials! This dollar store craft is easy to make in bulk for a party favor or in multiple colors using skeleton hands from Dollar Tree! Great way to style your Halloween hair or makes a cool party favor.
I love the variety of items from the dollar store that can be turned into something special with just a few simple items, like these skeleton candle holders. Aren’t dollar store Halloween crafts the best? I had purchased mini skeleton hands from Dollar Tree and wanted to come up with a fun Halloween craft idea with them. After closer inspection I realized they would make a perfect skeleton hair clip. They are plastic and lightweight, great to rest over a hair barrette or clip. And if you haven’t seen them, similar skeleton hair accessories are being sold elsewhere, including these at Walmart. By making them yourself you can make them in bulk for a much cheaper price and in your favorite colors!
Skeleton Hair Clips Supplies Needed:
- glow in the dark plastic skeleton hands (Dollar Tree)
- spider confetti (optional)
- pointed hair clips
- glue gun
- spray paint
For this fun Halloween craft, I used plastic skeleton hands from Dollar Tree. They came in a package of 10 for you guessed it, a dollar. They were glow-in-dark but this feature won’t work once they are spray painted. For paint I tried a few different option including white, black and a copper metallic spray paint. I liked the white the best as I feel the color really pops but you can really make these homemade hair clips whatever color you like.
How to Make This Halloween Craft
You’ll want to spray paint your clean plastic skeleton hands in a well ventilated place. I took mine outside on a nice day and did one coat of a 2x coverage white gloss spray paint on each side, giving it time to dry in between. Follow the instructions on your spray paint can for dry times and best results. *I recommend cutting the ends (with the small hole) of your skeleton hands off before spray painting. I did this after and while it didn’t mess anything up because the plastic spider covers it, it would have had a cleaner appearance if that edge was also white.
Once your hands have had a chance to dry well it is time to assemble your skeleton hair clips. (I recommend waiting at least 24 hours after spray painting, but follow the instructions on your paint can.)
Place a dollop of glue from a hot glue gun in three places on your hair clip. I recommend both ends and the center. Immediately press your skeleton hand over the hair clip, making sure to place the middle finger over the center of the clip. This will keep it centered and the hair clip largely covered up. Hold gently until firm, about 20 seconds. Press the end of the hair clip to open it up to make sure you haven’t glued your hair clip closed. Set aside and repeat with remaining hair clips.
Place a drop of hot glue on the back of the plastic spider confetti and add to the end of the skeleton hand, if desired.
You can skip the plastic spiders but I think they are a fun and more unique compared to other skeleton hair accessories I’ve seen. If you want to take this a step further you could mark the outline of with a thin tip sharpie paint pen, but I haven’t tried it to know for sure. I thought they turned out so cute as they are! Just another fun dollar store Halloween craft to add to my collection!
Halloween Hair Craft: Skeleton Hair Clips
Skeleton Halloween Hair Clips are a fun dollar store Halloween craft that you can easily create with just a few affordable materials! Great way to style your Halloween hair or makes a cool party favor.
- glow in the dark plastic skeleton hands Dollar Tree
- spider confetti optional
- spray paint
- pointed hair clips
Cut the plastic ends with small hole off your skeleton hand with scissors.
Spray paint both sides of your plastic skeleton hands in a well ventilated place, making sure to protect your surface. Follow the instructions on your spray paint can for dry times and best results. Give your skeleton hands at least 24 hours to dry.
Place a dollop of glue from a hot glue gun in three places on your hair clip, including both ends and the center.
Immediately place your skeleton hand over the hair clip right side up so the palm of the skeleton hand is at the fat end of the clip and middle finger is centered over the tip. (This will keep it centered and the hair clip largely covered up.)
Hold gently until firm, about 20 seconds. Press the end of the hair clip to open it up to make sure you haven't glued your hair clip closed.
Place a drop of hot glue on the back of the plastic spider confetti and add to the end of the skeleton hand, if desired. Set aside and repeat with remaining hair clips
Looking for more fun Halloween Hair Crafts?
Here are some more great Halloween hair ideas featuring additional Halloween hair accessories:
- Googly Eye Boppy Pins
- DIY Spider Crown
- Bat Hair Bows with free pattern
- Halloween Firecracker Bows
- Halloween PomPom Hair Clips
Hope you love this dollar store Halloween Craft as much as we do! These skeleton hands hair clips are easy to make in bulk for a Halloween party favor or in multiple colors using skeleton hands from Dollar Tree.