I thought I'd share with you a fun project that is totally free and educational! I hope I'll have time later to flesh out the details for you, but here's a general overview. You can probably figure it out. You'll need a scanner/printer, hole punch, brass fasteners, glue or glue stick, scissors, and a large cereal box (I used the front and back of a Costco Cheerios box).
Print out this skeleton cut-out:
You can stick with this size, though you'll end up with a smaller, 12-inch tall skeleton. Or, to get a nice, 24-inch tall one, you can cut out your needed pieces (I eliminated the bones holding ice cream) and print out, enlarging 200%. You will have to print out the skull/rib cage/pelvis twice (upper and lower) to get the entire length of it. The other pieces I scanned in 3"x4" or 3"x5" blocks (example, scanned an upper arm bone, a lower arm bone with hand, and knee caps together).
Glue your pieces onto the cardboard cereal box and cut out.
Punch out holes and insert brass fasteners.
Play with your skeleton, learn about your skeleton (this link has a nicely-labeled skeleton: http://teachhealthk-12.uthscsa.edu/curriculum/bones/pa12pdf/1202A-all.pdf), and/or hang it up with a string or stick it onto the wall.
Hope to include some photos when Maylin begins work on it!