It’s alive! Bring your own Halloween monster to life with this Frankenstein handprint craft for kids.
It’s perfect for creating at home or the classroom. This project requires no paint and is sure to get everyone in the spooky spirit.
Simply have your child trace their handprint on a piece of paper, and then glue the pieces on.
Whether the kids go for a traditional green or add their own creative touch, this fun craft is sure to be a hit with all the little ghosts and goblins.
So what are you waiting for? Get crafting and let the monsters run wild!
Also, be sure to look through all of our Halloween crafts for kids for more ideas.
Frankenstein Hand Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Frankenstein template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Frankenstein template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of green paper and cut it out. Arrange the handprint with the fingers pointed upward.
Place the hair piece at the top of the fingers and glue it in place. Cut along the fingers to reveal them again. Alternatively, you can use a marker, crayon, or paint to color in.
Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the palm.
Use a green marker to draw a nose just below the eyes and a black marker to draw on Frankenstein’s mouth.
Take the bolts and glue them to the back of the handprint, just below the hair line.
Finish up by gluing the eyebrows just above the eyes.
Your kids are going to love this cute handprint craft!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Halloween is a time for fun, but it can also be a time for learning. That’s why we think it’s a great idea for parents and teachers to create a mini Halloween theme for kids around these crafts, activities, and ideas.
They’re not only fun, but also educational. They can help them learn to follow directions, practice hand-eye coordination, learn shapes and so much more!
Kids’ Halloween Books
As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, children begin to feel excitement in the air. They know that Halloween is just around the corner.
And what better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by reading some spooky stories? Parents and teachers can start by reading aloud these Halloween children’s books to the kids.
Not only will it be a fun bonding experience, but reading also has many benefits for children. It helps to develop their imagination, strengthens their language skills, and improves their memory.
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 Kids’ Crafts
Halloween can also be a great opportunity for kids to get creative and make their own spooky crafts. Whether it’s carving pumpkins, decorating rice krispie treats, or making ghosts out of toilet paper rolls, there are endless possibilities for Halloween crafts.
And not only are they fun to make, but they can also help promote creativity and fine motor skills. So this Halloween, encourage your kids to get crafty and see what spooky creations they can make!
Handprint Mummy Craft – Nothing is quite as spooky as a mummy craft! This easy-to-make decoration is perfect for kids of all ages. Your handprint mummies are sure to be the hit of any Halloween party!
Spookley The Square Pumpkin Craft – Just in time for Halloween, this Spookley the Square Pumpkin paper craft is great to do after watching the movie! The printable template is easy to follow, and kids will want to display the finished product for all to see.
Paper Bag Zombie Craft – Kids love to play make-believe, and there’s nothing more fun than pretending to be a zombie. This paper bag zombie craft is the perfect way to encourage imaginative play. Just grab a paper bag, some scissors and glue, some paper, and you’re all set. The best part about this craft is that it’s so easy to make.
Paper Plate Vampire Craft – Making this vampire craft is a great way for kids to get some practice with fine motor skills. The craft is also a lot of fun, and it’s perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Halloween is a great time to get your kids excited about learning. One way to do this is by using Halloween pattern block mats. These mats offer a variety of benefits for kids, including helping them to develop fine motor skills and spatial awareness. In addition, pattern block mats can also be a fun way for kids to learn about shapes and colors. And best of all, they’re a great way to get your kids into the Halloween vibe!
As Halloween approaches, many kids start to think about bats. These spooky creatures have long been associated with the holiday, and they make for a fun and popular theme. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate bats into your child’s Halloween festivities, consider these free printable bat worksheets. They’re a great way to help kids practice scissor skills, letter recognition, handwriting, and more.
It time for witches, ghosts, and goblins. And what would Halloween be without candy corn? These sugary treats are a staple of the season, and now your kids can enjoy them in a whole new way with these free printable candy corn pattern worksheets. These fun worksheets help kids practice important skills like pattern recognition and scissor skills!
More Halloween Fun
- Teachers will want this cute Halloween alphabet t-shirt!
- Encourage hands-on play with this fun Halloween playdough kit!
- Don’t want a full on costumer this Halloween? Then grab this spooky “Mom-ster” sweatshirt and call it good!
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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.
- Trace your child's hand onto a piece of green paper and cut it out. Arrange the handprint with the fingers pointed upward.
- Place the hair piece at the top of the fingers and glue it in place. Cut along the fingers to reveal them again. Alternatively, you can use a marker, crayon, or paint to color in.
- Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the palm.
- Use a green marker to draw a nose just below the eyes and a black marker to draw on Frankenstein's mouth.
- Take the bolts and glue them to the back of the handprint, just below the hair line.
- Finish up by gluing the eyebrows just above the eyes.