Parenting and armatures

How would I go about parenting separate objects to separate bones within an armature? Eg, for trying to to make a metaball person.

You might want to try my “Armature Modeller” script from here->

If you use “Custom” and choose your metaball, it should create one metaball for every “deforming” and selected bone in the armature.
You can then make metaballs single user if you don’t want linked duplicates.