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Paper Plate Frankenstein Craft [Free Template]

Does your family love Halloween but you want to keep the kids away from all the gruesome, over the top stuff some people use for Halloween?

If so, you’re going to love making this paper plate Frankenstein craft with the kids!

We love Halloween crafts for kids and this one is the newest addition to our collection.

It’s totally age appropriate and it’s super cute too. Just download our free printable template and watch our quick video to see how easy it is to make with your kids.

This Halloween craft is perfect for making with preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary-aged children.

Frankenstein Craft For Preschool

collage of paper plate frankenstein craft images with the words paper plate Frankenstein in the middle

Supplies

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Directions

Download the Frankenstein craft template, print and cut out the pieces you’ll be using.

hands holding Frankenstein craft template

Paint the paper plate with a thin coat of green paint and let dry completely. Once the paper plate is dry, cut off a few inches from the top of the paper plate. Save this leftover piece to cut the ears out of later.

hands painting paper plate green

Take Frankenstein’s hair and glue it to the side where you cut off the paper plate.

hands gluing Frankenstein hair to paper plate

Glue the eyes just below the hairline, in the middle of the paper plate.

hands gluing eyes to paper plate frankenstein

Use the black marker to draw on Frankenstein’s nose and mouth. Also, draw on a few stitches around the open space of his face.

hands drawing mouth on paper plate Frankenstein face with black marker

Glue the eyebrows on top of each eye.

hands gluing eyebrows to paper plate Frankenstein face

Trace the ear template on the paper plate you cut off in step 2 or on colored cardstock.

Glue Frankenstein’s ear just below his hairline on each side of the plate.

For this example, we cut out his ear from the part of the paper plate we cut off in step 2, but you can also use colored cardstock.

hands gluing ears to paper plate Frankenstein

Position the bolts just below Frankenstein’s ears and glue in place.

hands gluing bolts to paper plate Frankenstein face

Wouldn’t this Frankenstein make a fun Halloween class party craft? Make sure you pin this post for later so you can always access it!

light green and dark green paper plate Frankenstein crafts

Halloween Unit For Kids

Want to create an entire unit study around this Frankenstein craft? If so, keep reading below for our ideas.

Reading out loud to children is so beneficial for their development! It can help kids with vocabulary, reading comprehension, focus, and so much more! That’s why we like to add books to every unit study.

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 most 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!

dark green paper plate Frankenstein crafts

Crafting is not only fun for kids but also helps them with creativity, fine motor skills, and following directions. Add in some more fun projects with some of our favorites below:

Halloween is right around the corner! Are you looking for a fun way to help your child practice their fine motor skills? These Halloween pattern block mats are perfect for practicing fine motor skills and learning shapes and colors.

These candy corn worksheets are an easy and fun way to teach kids how to write the letter C. They’re also great for helping with fine motor skills, which is especially important at this age. Plus, they make learning handwriting practice fun!

Halloween do a dot printables are perfect for kids who need to work on their fine motor skills. These fun and engaging activities will help your child improve in areas such as number recognition, letter recognition, counting, coloring, and more!

Share With Us

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Just take a quick picture of the finished project and post it to our Facebook wall or email us the picture.

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Paper Plate Frankenstein Craft

Paper Plate Frankenstein Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this simple paper plate Frankenstein craft with the kids this Halloween season!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in green, black and gray)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Frankenstein craft template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the Frankenstein craft template, print and cut out the pieces you'll be using.
  2. Paint the paper plate with a thin coat of green paint and let dry completely. Once the paper plate is dry, cut off a few inches from the top of the paper plate. Save this excess paper plate to cut out ears for Frankenstein.
  3. Take Frankenstein's hair and glue it to the side where you cut off the paper plate.
  4. Glue the eyes just below the hairline, then glue the eyebrows on top of the eyes.
  5. Use the black marker to draw on Frankenstein's nose and mouth. Also, draw on a few stitches around the open space of his face.
  6. Trace the ear template on the paper plate you cut off in step 2 or on colored cardstock. Glue Frankenstein's ear just below his hairline on each side of the plate. For this example, we cut out his ear from the part of the paper plate we cut off in step 2, but you can also use colored cardstock.
  7. Position the bolts just below Frankenstein's ears and glue in place.

Free Frankenstein Template

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Cynthia Ondras

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Template

Sam

Monday 13th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Julie

Friday 3rd of September 2021

Thank you for sharing this! It is cute AND affordable with no special supplies needed -- that makes it perfect! :)

Sam

Monday 6th of September 2021

Yes! That's the way we like it! Glad you're enjoying it!

Janet

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Thank you!!

Sam

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

You're welcome!

christina wilson

Saturday 31st of October 2020

LOVE this!

Sam T

Saturday 31st of October 2020

Thanks so much!!

cwilson

Saturday 31st of October 2020

Great!

Sam T

Saturday 31st of October 2020

Thanks!

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