As the spook-tacular season approaches, kids eagerly anticipate the joy of costumes, candy, and festive decorations.
Have kids make their own Halloween decorations with this Frankenstein shape craft! It’s a fun activity that combines the excitement of the holiday with the benefits of hands-on learning.
Keep the holiday fun going with some more Halloween crafts for kids!
Frankenstein Paper Craft
Not only will your little ones have a blast assembling the iconic green monster, but they will also enhance their shape recognition and motor skills in the process.
This craft is great for kids of all ages and can be a fantastic opportunity for bonding as a family as you make it together.
To get started, simply download our free template and gather a few crafting materials. With step-by-step instructions, it’s easy and fun to make Frankenstein’s monster together. So, let’s get crafting and add some spooky charm to your Halloween decor!
- 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 rectangular hair piece to the top of Frankenstein’s head. Then glue the triangular hair pieces just below the top hair piece.
Next, place the eyes, one on each side of the face, and glue them just above the mouth.
Take the eyebrows and glue them just above the eyes.
Glue the circle nose in the middle of the face between the eyes and the mouth. Alternatively, you can use a green marker to draw on the nose.
Make the bolts by gluing the shorter rectangle perpendicular to the longer rectangle. Repeat for the other side.
Finish up by gluing the blots to the back of the head, around eyebrow level.
This Halloween season, be sure to check out all the crafts we have here at Simple Everyday Mom. We’re sure there are at least a few that will catch your eye!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Looking to keep your little pumpkins engaged and entertained this Halloween season? We’ve got you covered with a ghoulishly good time! Inspire their creativity with some great crafts, or get them learning with some fun educational activities.
With these fun-filled Halloween ideas for kids, they’re sure to have a boo-tiful holiday learning and having fun! Check out some of our Halloween craft and activity ideas below to get started!
Halloween Books For Kids
As a parent, there are few things more rewarding than seeing your child learn and grow. One tried-and-true way to help your child develop their cognitive abilities and cultivate a love of learning is by reading books to them regularly.
Reading to them helps to build their vocabulary, increase their comprehension skills, and strengthen their imagination and creativity.
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 is a wonderful way to ignite kids’ imaginations and have a blast while creating. Not only is crafting fun, but it also plays a vital role in gaining valuable skills.
So, get your kids inspired to craft with some of our favorite holiday creations below, and let the Halloween magic begin!
Witch Puppet Craft – Get ready to cast a spell of excitement with an adorable witch puppet craft! Using a simple paper bag, kids can create their own enchanting witch. When they’re done, they can use their new puppet and imagination to join in on bewitching adventures.
Frankenstein Puppet Craft – Bring old Franky to life with this fun puppet craft! Kids can play with their Frankenstein’s monster puppet to tell spooky stories, or proudly display it as a decoration.
It’s an easy craft to make at home with your kids to make the Halloween season even more fun.
Handprint Mummy Craft – Turn your little one’s handprints into spooky mummies with this hands-on craft! It’s made from paper, so it’s super easy and quick to make, plus no messy paint to deal with!
Bat Tissue Paper Craft – Kids will create a cute Halloween decoration for home or the classroom with this tissue paper craft!
This craft is super easy to make, as kids fill the bat template with vibrant tissue paper. Get crafting and have a spook-tacular time!
Halloween Activities For Kids
While dressing up and trick-or-treating is fun, let’s add some education to the mix with our candy corn pattern worksheets.
They’re a quick, no-prep activity that’s both festive and educational for preschoolers and kindergartners. These worksheets will help them recognize patterns while having a blast.
Get ready for some Halloween learning fun with our free printable bat worksheets! Bats are iconic Halloween creatures, and these worksheets will help kids discover more about them.
From letter mazes to handwriting pages, these activities will keep kids engaged and recognizing the letter B.
Looking for a fun no prep activity this Halloween? Our fantastic Halloween coloring pages have a spooky-cute lineup just for you. Color a happy ghost, a candy filled Halloween bucket, a cute Frankenstein, and a cute vampire! It’s time for kids to have a BOO-tiful time coloring and making these characters uniquely theirs!
Check these Halloween greater than less than worksheets out for some math fun! These exciting worksheets are designed to help elementary aged children master the concepts of greater than and less than with fun Halloween themed pictures.
Engaging with delightful Halloween images will help kids stay focused and have a blast while practicing. Capture their attention and get them all set to master math and have fun with numbers.
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 rectangular hair piece to the top of Frankenstein's head. Then glue the triangular hair pieces just below the top hair piece.
- Next, place the eyes, one on each side of the face, and glue them just above the mouth.
- Take the eyebrows and glue them just above the eyes.
- Glue the circle nose in the middle of the face between the eyes and the mouth. Alternatively, you can use a green marker to draw on the nose.
- Make the bolts by gluing the shorter rectangle perpendicular to the longer rectangle. Repeat for the other side.
- Finish up by gluing the blots to the back of the head, around eyebrow level.