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Do you and your family love celebrating Halloween in a non-scary, kid friendly way?

If so, you’ll appreciate this cute brown paper bag Frankenstein craft for kids.

It’s a fun and simple Halloween craft the kids can play with, use to tell spooky stories with or just hang on the fridge with pride!

Read on below to see how to make this easy craft at home with your kids and celebrate the Halloween season!

Paper Bag Frankenstein Craft

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paper bag frankenstein craft

Frankenstein Puppet Supplies

  • Brown paper lunch bags (standard sized; not giant)
  • Scissors
  • Frankenstein template (form at end of post)
  • Colored paper (in orange, black, & green)
  • Glue

Directions

Download and print out the Frankenstein template. Cut out all the pieces and set aside.

Measure the width and height of the bottom portion of your brown paper bag and cut out a rectangle that size from the green paper. Glue the green rectangle onto the paper bag.

Measure the width and height of the top part of the brown paper bag and cut out a rectangle that size from the green paper. Glue this rectangle onto the top section of the bag.

Glue the orange shirt section of Frankenstein to the bottom of the brown paper bag puppet.

Construct Frankenstein’s jacket by gluing one half of the black piece onto the left side of the orange shirt. Next glue the other black piece onto the opposite side of the paper bag.

Cut a small circle or use a circle punch (I used a .5″ punch) to make one orange circle. Glue onto the middle of the jacket pieces, at the bottom.

Round the corners of Frankensteins mouth, if you want. Glue this pieces below the paper bag flap and just above the shirt line.

Glue Frankenstein’s teeth along the bottom of his mouth.

Glue the hair onto the top of the paper bag, with about a 1″ overhang on the top (so there is enough room for the rest of the face).

Position the eyeballs just about the flap line and glue in place.

Glue the eyebrows to the top of the eyeballs.

Lift up the flap and secure the bolts on either side of Frankenstein’s head with glue.

Once everything is dry, you’re all set!

frankenstein puppet craft

Fun Ways To Use This Craft

Making this Frankenstein puppet craft is half the fun in itself, but there’s more ways you can use this craft after you’ve finished!

You can have kids work on story telling and sequencing without them even knowing it, by encouraging them to use the puppet. If you have more than one child, have them take turns using their Frankenstein to tell spooky stories to each other. We recommend doing this during the day, not at night, so there’s no bedtime apprehension 🙂

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Another useful way to use this puppet is to work on fine motor skills. Have your child use the Frankenstein mouth to pick up different Halloween objects and place them in a bowl. You could use things like Halloween candy, fake plastic spiders or anything else you have on hand!

If you’re doing this fine motor activity with younger kids, start with large objects. These will be easier to pick up and will cause less frustration. If they’re getting good at picking up large objects, gradually decrease the size to increase the difficulty.

Of course, you can also let your child have open-ended play time with Frankenstein as well. Watch their imagination and creativity come to life when they play independently with this craft!

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Brown Paper Bag Frankenstein Craft

Brown Paper Bag Frankenstein Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This brown paper bag Frankenstein craft is a fun DIY Halloween activity kids of all ages will enjoy!

Materials

  • Brown paper lunch bags (standard sized; not giant)
  • Colored paper (in orange, black, & green)
  • Glue stick
  • Frankenstein template
  • .5" circle punch (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download and print out the Frankenstein template. Cut out all the pieces and set aside.
    2. Measure the width and height of the bottom portion of your brown paper bag and cut out a rectangle that size from the green paper. Glue the green rectangle onto the paper bag.
    3. Measure the width and height of the top part of the brown paper bag and cut out a rectangle that size from the green paper. Glue this rectangle onto the top section of the bag.
    4. Glue the orange shirt section of Frankenstein to the bottom of the brown paper bag puppet.
    5. Construct Frankenstein's jacket by gluing one half of the black piece onto the left side of the orange shirt. Next glue the other black piece onto the opposite side of the paper bag.
    6. Cut a small circle or use a circle punch (I used a .5" punch) to make one orange circle. Glue onto the middle of the jacket pieces, at the bottom.
    7. Round the corners of Frankensteins mouth, if you want. Glue this pieces below the paper bag flap and just above the shirt line.
    8. Glue Frankenstein's teeth along the bottom of his mouth.
    9. Glue the hair onto the top of the paper bag, with about a 1" overhang on the top (so there is enough room for the rest of the face).
    10. Position the eyeballs just about the flap line and glue in place.
    11. Glue the eyebrows to the top of the eyeballs.
    12. Lift up the flap and secure the bolts on either side of Frankenstein's head with glue.

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