Kids look forward to all the fun Halloween brings like trick-or-treating and costumes! It’s so fun to dress up to go out to see the spooky decorations and fill their buckets with candy!
Kids can even dress up a gnome this Halloween with this fun Frankenstein gnome craft! This whimsical little guy is both adorable and a little spooky in his monster costume!
Check out some more Halloween crafts for kids to create bewitching memories with your little ghosts and ghouls.
Cute Frankenstein Kids Craft
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One of the best things about this craft is while kids are busy creating and having fun, they’re also honing important skills. They’ll get some practice with scissors which helps with their hand strength and dexterity and refine their fine motor skills as they paste each piece in place.
We’ve provided a free template for both a craft version and a color, cut, and paste version to make this craft a little easier for the younger kids.
Once their Franken-gnome is complete, hang it up as a festive Halloween decoration or give it to a friend to bring a smile to their face!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Frankenstein template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the Frankenstein template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the beard to the bottom of the gnome’s head.
Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the face, just above the beard.
Next, take the nose and glue it in between the eyes and the mouth, in the middle of the face.
Glue the Frankenstein hat to the top of the gnome’s head, then glue the hair to the top of the hat.
Position the bolts on both sides of the hat and glue them to the back.
Next, glue the gnome’s head to the top of the gnome’s shirt.
Place the pants on the back and bottom of the shirt and glue it in place.
Glue the shoes to the bottom of the gnome’s pants.
Add the pumpkin to the gnome by gluing it to the middle of the body, then taking the stem and gluing it to the top of the pumpkin.
Finish up by gluing the hands to both sides of the pumpkin.
Be sure to check out all of our gnome crafts for kids for even more fun!
Halloween Kid Ideas
Combine fun and learning with some Halloween craft and activity ideas tailored just for kids. They’re great for getting them engaged at home or in the classroom.
To keep the holiday projects going, keep reading below for some of our favorite Halloween ideas that are both fun and educational.
Halloween Books For Kids
One of the biggest benefits of reading to your kids is the impact it has on their language development. Hearing different words and sentence structures helps them learn new words, and also learn how to use them in context.
Additionally, reading books with your children can help cultivate a love of learning and exploration, as well as improve their cognitive abilities!
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Halloween Crafts For Kids
Crafting offers numerous benefits for kids. Since it’s a good blend of fun and education, they’re able to enhance their fine motor skills, learn shapes and colors, improve critical thinking, and more all while having a blast creating. Some fun Halloween crafts are listed below to inspire your kids to get crafty!
Bat Pumpkin Craft – Take an ordinary pumpkin and turn it into a spooky bat! It’s a fun Halloween craft to do with the kids and get them excited to decorate for the holiday.
Vampire Popsicle Stick Craft – Sink your teeth into this spooky vampire craft! Take some popsicle sticks, a few supplies, and our free template to make this fun and fang-tastic craft this Halloween with the kiddos!
Mummy Pumpkin Craft – Here’s a fun way to dress up a pumpkin – as a mummy! Kids will be wrapped up with excitement making this fun Halloween craft. Unravel the fun by downloading the free template to make this not-so-spooky pumpkin!
Handprint Werewolf Craft – Get ready for a howling good time with this werewolf craft for Halloween! This spook-tacular project is great for kids of all ages, and no full moon is needed to make this werewolf appear, just some paper!
Halloween Activities For Kids
These candy corn worksheets for preschool make learning a sweet treat!
Kids will learn with engaging activities like navigating the letter C maze, mastering handwriting with “C is for candy corn,” and enhancing fine motor skills through line mazes that get progressively harder. They’ll also work on letter recognition of uppercase and lowercase C with the dot marker printables.
If you’re looking for an entertaining and educational Halloween activity, these Halloween pattern block mats are a perfect blend of learning and play.
As kids complete each scene with their pattern blocks, they’ll enhance cognitive skills and fine motor skills. With designs ranging from Frankenstein and ghosts to mummies and witches, these mats make learning festive and fun!
Our Halloween do a dot printables are filled with dot coloring pages, number hunts, dot the letter pages, and more. These cute Halloween themed scenes will make learning fun and engaging for preschoolers through kindergarteners.
With over 20 pages included, they’ll keep your kids occupied and entertained for hours. This is a great no-prep activity that kids can do independently, so grab the printables for some dotting fun!
Kids will cut their way to a cast of Halloween characters with these Halloween cutting activities! As they cut along the dotted lines, they’ll improve their dexterity and motor skills.
Using scissors is also a great way for kids to gain hand strength. These activities will teach them to cut in a straight line and in other directions as well. Some paths are easier than others, but as they work on this skill, they’ll be cutting pros in no time.
Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more.
Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Frankenstein template
- Download the Frankenstein template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the beard to the bottom of the gnome's head.
- Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the face, just above the beard.
- Next, take the nose and glue it in between the eyes and the mouth, in the middle of the face.
- Glue the Frankenstein hat to the top of the gnome's head, then glue the hair to the top of the hat.
- Position the bolts on both sides of the hat and glue them to the back.
- Next, glue the gnome's head to the top of the gnome's shirt.
- Place the pants on the back and bottom of the shirt and glue it in place.
- Glue the shoes to the bottom of the gnome's pants.
- Add the pumpkin to the gnome by gluing it to the middle of the body, then taking the stem and gluing it to the top of the pumpkin.
- Finish up by gluing the hands to both sides of the pumpkin.