Halloween isn’t far away, but that’s not the only day we celebrate the big green guy with screws in his neck and stitches everywhere.
Frankenstein Day is celebrated on August 30th of every year because that’s Mary W. Shelley’s birthday, the author of the Frankenstein book.
With those days in mind, we’ve rounded up a fantastic list of 20+ Frankenstein crafts for kids.
They’re not scary. No, these Frankenstein crafts are fun and friendly and suitable for kids of all ages.
You’ll find simple preschool crafts like the paper bag puppets and Play-doh Frankensteins to crafts older kids will enjoy, like the origami Frankenstein.
No matter which project you choose, you’ll need lots of green and black craft materials, that’s for sure!
Love telling scary (or not-so-scary) Halloween stories?
Our Frankenstein paper bag puppets are the perfect craft for you!
Kids can make their puppets and then use them to tell hilarious or scary Frankenstein stories to each other.
The puppets are so easy to make using our template, and you can vary them a bit by changing out the color of green for the skin and changing the color of the shirt.
They're so fun to play with!
Love paper plate crafts? This easy paper plate Frankenstein is not only cute but simple to make too!
Be sure to download our free printable template and make with the kids at home (or in the classroom)!
These lopsided and disheveled Frankensteins are made with tissue paper that's hardened with mod podge.
They're adorable, and once they're hardened, they'll hold up quite well.
Wouldn't they look fun in the window with a bit of sunshine filtering through the tissue paper?
Grab some jumbo craft sticks and paint to create an easy popsicle stick Frankenstein.
If your child can draw triangles, rectangles, and lines, he or she can draw this Frankenstein's face.
However, if you're making this craft with little ones, you could always help draw the face on or provide construction paper cutouts to glue on instead.
Paper plate crafts are phenomenal. They're fun, simple, and can usually be put together in just a few minutes, which is terrific when your kids have a case of the wiggles.
You just need green paper plates, black foam sheets, black tape, googly eyes, glue, and scissors for this project, so it's an excellent option for the classroom or home.
Are you hosting a Halloween party? Making treat bags for a classroom party?
Spend a little time with the kids beforehand, making your own Frankenstein treat bags.
These bags are on the small side and are perfect for holding a few treats, but you could make a larger version using a green gift bag or a green tote bag to take Trick-or-Treating.
Turn boring boxed candy into a fearsome Frankenstein! Okay, maybe he's not fearsome, but he's definitely fun.
Construction paper, glue, scissors, and tape are all you need to turn any box of candy into a nifty Halloween treat.
Are you a Disney fan?
Make some Mickey and Minnie Frankenstein ornaments for your Halloween tree.
These are easy to assemble, thanks to the printable template, but young kids may need help with the glitter and assembly.
If glitter isn't your thing, though, just use black cardstock or construction paper instead.
This Frankenstein art project looks a bit like stained glass, doesn't it?
Use the free coloring sheet along with your favorite coloring media, such as crayons, markers, or watercolors. Make it your own!
This fine motor Frankenstein paper plate craft will be a huge hit with your preschoolers and kindergarteners.
It's a lace-up paper plate craft that will look completely adorable hanging in your home this Halloween. You can either color or paint the paper plate or use a light-green plate straight out of the package if you prefer.
Using a hole punch is fantastic fine motor practice, but some children may need help if they can't grasp and squeeze firmly enough to use it.
Origami is great for kids who are out of the preschool and kindergarten age range and are moving into more sophisticated crafts.
The folding on this Frankenstein is quite easy if you follow the step-by-step directions.
Once the folding is done, draw the face on with a Sharpie or use googly eyes and construction paper cutouts to make his face.
These Frankenstein treat boxes will make fantastic party favors or treats for friends. Turn it into a Halloween party craft by setting up a craft station for kids to make their own treat boxes.
You'll need green takeout boxes, black foam sheets, googly eyes, double-sided tape, and black markers. Using double-sided tape is genius because kids won't have to wait for the glue to dry before filling their boxes with candy.
How fun is this craft and writing prompt in one fun project?
It prompts kids to think about what they'd do together if Frankenstein were their friend.
It's an excellent Halloween craft for the classroom, but little ones may need help writing out their answers to the prompt.
This printable Frankenstein was drawn using square and rectangle shapes. Isn't that super simple?
Use the printable template or draw your own Frankenstein in the same way.
Once you've printed him and cut him out, add googly eyes and facial features using a Sharpie. Then, make an orange sign for him to hold--it can say whatever you want!
Turn your child's handprint into an adorable Frankenstein-themed Halloween keepsake.
Paint the thumb and the palm green and the fingers black, stamp your child's hand and then add facial features. It's so simple!
These friendly-looking Frankenstein bags will make incredible Halloween party decorations since they stand up on their own.
If you're short on time and don't want to paint bags, you could start with green ones. However, painting is part of the fun!
Don't toss your plastic bottles out right away. Recycle them into something fun, like a Frankenstein decoration for Halloween!
You'll need a plastic bottle, a couple of bottle caps, paint, googly eyes, and glue to make these little guys.
If you don't have a hole punch for the bottle caps on the neck area, you could simply glue them in place without cutting a hole. He'll still look cute.
A Frankenstein softie would make a cute addition to your Halloween decor.
Turn it into an ornament for the Halloween tree, or just sit it out amongst the pumpkins, ghosts, witches, etc.
These softies are made of felt and are a relatively simple sewing project for kids. However, if your kids aren't into sewing yet, you could always make a flat version instead.
Save your toilet paper tubes and paper towel rolls to make a Frankenstein or two this Halloween. He's so fun to make and play with.
Don't forget to draw on a few stitches to give ol' Frank lots of character.
Pin this list of friendly Frankenstein crafts so you can celebrate Frankenstein Day or Halloween with the big green man himself.