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
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- Paper plates
- Green paint
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Frankenstein craft template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Related: Paper Bag Frankenstein Craft
Download the Frankenstein craft template, print and cut out the pieces you’ll be using.
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.
Take Frankenstein’s hair and glue it to the side where you cut off the paper plate.
Glue the eyes just below the hairline, in the middle of the paper plate.
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.
Glue the eyebrows on top of each eye.
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.
Position the bolts just below Frankenstein’s ears and glue in place.
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!
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!
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 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
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:
Handprint Witch Craft – This no-paint witch craft is perfect for kids! All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue, plus our free template. The kids will love creating this one!
Zombie Popsicle Stick Craft – Looking for a spooky yet kid-friendly craft to make this Halloween? Look no further than this zombie popsicle stick craft! All you need are some basic supplies like popsicle sticks, paint, and paper.
Paper Bag Bat Craft – Thinking up a new way to entertain the kids? Why not try this paper bag bat craft! It’s simple and only requires a few materials that you probably already have around the house. Plus, it’s a great way to get the kids to use their imagination. Once they’re done making their bats, they can put on a little puppet show for the family.
Halloween Activities For Kids
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!
More Halloween Fun
- This spider soap will get kids washing their hands every time!
- Keep the kids entertained for quite a while with this cool Halloween playdough kit.
- Kids will love this glow in the dark jack o’lantern t-shirt!!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Paper plates
- Green paint
- Colored cardstock or construction paper (in green, black and gray)
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Frankenstein craft template (download form located at the end of this post)
- Download the Frankenstein craft template, print and cut out the pieces you'll be using.
- 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.
- Take Frankenstein's hair and glue it to the side where you cut off the paper plate.
- Glue the eyes just below the hairline, then glue the eyebrows on top of the eyes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Position the bolts just below Frankenstein's ears and glue in place.