In this post, learn how to make a cute Frankenstein Craft with simple color, cut, and glue techniques. It’s the perfect project for teachers seeking hands-on learning experiences and parents in search of entertaining, screen-free activities that ignite creativity.
Whether you’re planning a Halloween party, want the best looking Halloween bulletin board in your school, or are enjoying a relaxing fall day at home, this craft will make little kids smile and bring a touch of eerie charm to your classroom or home. So grab your black and green paint and follow along with our fun tutorial to make the easiest Frankenstein craft ever!
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Fun Frankenstein Craft for Kids
Are you on the hunt for a spine-tingling, yet friendly Halloween craft to engage your little monsters? Look no further! We’ve conjured up a monstrously fun project that will spark your child’s imagination, develop fine motor skills, and provide a ghoulishly good time for all involved.
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Frankenstein Craft Directions
This easy paper craft of the “big green man” is perfect for home or school. Follow the step-by-step directions below to learn how to make it.
STEP 1: Download and print the Frankenstein Craft Template. Our non-scary Frankenstein Craft Template is available in our Teachers Pay Teachers shop! After purchasing the template, download it to your device and then print it on white cardstock. Each child will need one copy of Frankenstein’s head and hair, and one copy of his eyes, nose, and neck bolts.
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STEP 2: Paint the craft templates. Use markers, crayons, paint, or colored pencils to color the patterns! We used our favorite Crayola Washable Paint. Use whatever colors inspire you! Some of our favorite colors for this craft include green or Granny Smith Apple for Frankenstein’s face, Silver Argent for Frankenstein’s neck bolts, and black or purple for his hair. We topped each color with a layer of Crayola Glitter Medium for a little pizzazz!
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STEP 3: Cut the templates. Use scissors to cut apart the pieces. This is a great way for small hands to practice fine motor skills! Be sure to give young kids a little more time for this step. Older kids will want to cut their own template out all by themselves.
STEP 4: Put together Frankenstein! We began by gluing Frankenstein’s hair and neck bolts to the face. Next, kids can glue on Frankenstein’s eyes and nose.
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STEP 5: Your Frankenstein Craft is complete! Kids will enjoy showing off their cute craft to friends and family!
How to Make Frankenstein Out of Construction Paper
If you don’t wish to paint or color, simply trace the templates on construction paper with a white colored pencil. Cut the shapes out, then glue into place following the directions above. It’s lots of fun for Halloween season!
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Take it Further
- Celebrate the fall season by taking a trip to a kid-friendly pumpkin patch, haunted house, or maze.
- Pair this craft with a book about Halloween.
- Watch a Halloween movie, such as Hotel Transylvania, while making this craft.
- Enjoy an afternoon of baking after making this craft. Try our Mummy Cookies!
- Turn this craft into a festive card by preparing a second Frankenstein template and gluing it to the back. Write the message “Happy Halloween!” inside the card.
- Invite your kids to write a “If I Were Frankenstein” creative writing prompt!
- Grab your craft sticks and tape one to the back of the craft to make a Frankenstein puppet!
- Use a black marker to give Frankenstein mischievous eyebrows.
- Celebrate National Frankenstein Friday on the last Friday of October and make it all about the letter F!
- Instead of using the provided paper eyes for your Frankenstein monster, try using plastic googly eyes!
- Teach your kids how to dance “The Monster Mash!”
- Instead of painting the templates black, green, and silver, invite your child to create their own design. Offer additional craft supplies such as glitter, yarn, or puffy paint so they can really make it their own!
- Offer this craft as a make-and-take at your community program.
More Frankenstein Crafts for Kids
Looking for more fun Halloween decor and crafts for Frankenstein Day? These themed crafts are fun for kids of all ages.
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- Popsicle Stick Frankenstein via Glued to My Crafts
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- Frankenstein Paper Plate Craft from PJs and Paint
- Paper Plate Frankenstein Mask via Red Ted Art
- Craft Stick Frankenstein and Bride from Crafts by Amanda
- Paper Bag Frankenstein via Our Kids Things
- Easy Frankenstein Craft Drawing Tutorial from Art Projects for Kids
- Monster Crafts for Kids via Play Ideas
- Paper Cup Frankenstein from Extreme Couponing Mom
Save This Craft
Save this craft on Pinterest using the image below!
- Frankenstein Craft Template
- White paper or cardstock
- Paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils
- Download and print the Frankenstein Craft Template.
- Paint the craft templates. Use markers, crayons, paint, or colored pencils to color the patterns!
- Use scissors to cut apart the pieces.
- Put together Frankenstein! We began by gluing Frankenstein’s hair and neck bolts to the face. Next, kids can glue on Frankenstein’s eyes and nose.
- Your Frankenstein Craft is complete! Kids will enjoy showing off their cute craft to friends and family!