When you’re wanting to make fun Halloween crafts and decorations, but keep them on the cute side, you’ve come to the right place. We like for Halloween to be on the not-so-scary side of things to keep it fun for little kids.
This Frankenstein paper cup craft is a fun way for your mad scientists to make a cute Halloween decoration out of an everyday item!
Take a look around the mad scientist’s lab for other fun ideas for Halloween crafts for kids to keep the holiday interesting and memorable!
Cute Frankenstein Craft
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You most likely have everything on hand in your craft closet, especially if you had any cups left over from the last birthday party you hosted.
Not only will kids have fun building their famous green monster, but they’ll be able to work on fine motor skills, scissor skills, and even identify shapes used to make him.
We have a free template available for you to download and print to bring this unique masterpiece to life with ease.
- Paper Cup
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue dot (optional)
- 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.
Position the cup with the lid side down. Begin by gluing the feet to the bottom of the cup.
Make the face by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
Use a dark green marker to draw the nose in between the eyes and the mouth, in the middle of the face.
Next, take the bolts and glue them to the back of the head, around the eyebrow level.
Glue the head to the top of the cup (the opposite side of the shoes). We like to use a glue dot here because there’s no drying time, but you can also use a glue stick.
Take the arm and glue it to the bottom and end of the sleeve. Repeat for the other side.
Place the arm end facing out, then fold the opposite side down. Place glue on the folded part, then glue it to the front of the cup, in between the head and feet, so it looks like Frankenstein is walking with his arms outstretched. Repeat for the other arm.
This fall season, keep your kiddos entertained with our many other fall crafts for them to make!
Ideas For Halloween
Make this holiday a blast with some great Halloween crafts and activities that make learning heaps of fun. We’ve brewed up some ideas that will get kids excited to make boo-tiful crafts and stay engaged learning with educational activities.
Check out a few of our favorite ideas below for some suggestions to make the most of the Halloween season!
Pre K Halloween Books
One of the most underrated ways to spend quality time with your kids is by reading books together. Reading time isn’t just an opportunity to cuddle up and share a story – it’s also a chance to develop critical thinking skills, increase vocabulary, and improve overall academic performance.
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!
Quick Halloween Crafts
Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft – Since these bats are so easy and fun to make, kids will want to make a whole colony to hang up to look like they’re flying around the room this Halloween. Grab our free template and watch our instructional video to see how easy it is.
Frankenstein Puppet Craft – For the perfect companion to tell spooky stories with this Halloween, have kids make this paper bag puppet! It’ll be monstrously good fun to make and play with.
Coffee Filter Bat Craft -This activity is all about creating colorful, friendly bats that are perfect for decorating your home or classroom. The supplies are super simple and kids will love creating them! Plus, it’s a great way for little ones to learn more about bats and practice their fine motor skills.
Paper Plate Witch Craft – Whether you make this at home or at school, kids will have a blast! It’s a fun art project that combines painting with crafting to make a cute and festive witch decoration kids will be proud to display.
Candy Corn Headband Craft – This cute and easy headband is a fun way to get kids excited for the holiday! They can either color in the free template themselves or print it on colored paper to create this iconic fall candy!
Fun Halloween Activities
Your young artists can color these Halloween coloring pages to celebrate the holiday. This set includes an adorable ghost, a candy-filled bucket, a cute Frankenstein, and a cute vampire to color.
They’ll boost creativity and fine motor skills with a little Halloween spirit. Print, color, and showcase the masterpieces proudly.
Check out these Halloween do a dot printables for a festive way for kids to learn and have fun! They’re a great activity to use at home or in the classroom to stay engaged during the holiday season.
There are number hunts, letter recognition, coloring pages, and more for kids to use with their dot markers!
Download these candy corn worksheets for preschool kids to work on handwriting, fine motor skills, and letter recognition with a sweet companion featured on each page.
They’ll make their way through the letter C maze, improve writing the letter C, sharpen their fine motor skills by tracing the lines, and dot the letter C.
This Halloween sorting activity is perfect for preschoolers learning to sort, which is an important part of early math learning.
They’ll learn to sort numbers 0-10 by comprehending the different ways numbers can be represented like with numerals, number words, tallies, and even hands holding up fingers. Download this unique number recognition activity for some fun learning this fall!
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Spooky season is here and what better way to celebrate than with this delightful candy corn headband craft! This candy corn headband craft is a wonderful way for kids to improve their fine motor skills and follow instructions. The craft is simple, engaging, and easy to make!
More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Paper Cup
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue dot (optional)
- Frankenstein template
- Download the Frankenstein template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Position the cup with the lid side down. Begin by gluing the feet to the bottom of the cup.
- Make the face by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
- Use a dark green marker to draw the nose in between the eyes and the mouth, in the middle of the face.
- Next, take the bolts and glue them to the back of the head, around the eyebrow level.
- Glue the head to the top of the cup (the opposite side of the shoes). We like to use a glue dot here because there's no drying time, but you can also use a glue stick.
- Take the arm and glue it to the bottom and end of the sleeve. Repeat for the other side.
- Place the arm end facing out, then fold the opposite side down. Place glue on the folded part, then glue it to the front of the cup, in between the head and feet, so it looks like Frankenstein is walking with his arms outstretched. Repeat for the other arm.