Children love Halloween, as they get to wear costumes and go trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. You can make the holiday more fun and exciting by introducing Frankenstein-themed crafts to class. They’re fun to make and require cheap materials!
Whether you’re looking for Frankenstein crafts children can use for their costumes or crafts to hone their skills, the list below has everything you’ll need!
Great Frankenstein Crafts for Preschool
Worried that some children in your class still don’t have Halloween costumes? Teach them how to make a colorful Frankenstein mask with this activity.
Using green and black-colored felt cloth, make Frankenstein’s face and hair. Draw and cut two large circles on the mask to fit the children’s eyes. Guide the class on making a T-shaped screw using purple felt cloth and glue them on the sides of the mask. Punch holes on both sides of the mask, tie strings through the holes, and the mask is complete!
- Fabric glue or hot glue
- Felt cloth (green, purple, dark blue/black)
- Hole Punch
- Marker or pencil
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This craft is easy to make and uses easy-to-find materials. Use the children’s artwork as decorations to make the classroom more Halloween-ready!
Show the class how to glue eight craft sticks together to form Frankenstein’s face. Tell them to glue another one horizontally at the back for Frankenstein’s bolt.
Next, let the class paint Frankenstein’s face. Provide a picture of Frankenstein for reference. Once done painting, let the paint dry and display the finished artwork in the classroom!
- Craft sticks
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Halloween is all about candies and treats — so why not teach the class to make Frankenstein treat boxes? This is an easy craft that encourages children to share treats with friends.
Start by distributing a green party favor or take-out box to each child in class. Show them how to cut hair using black foam and trace circles on paper using a dime and a quarter. Next, instruct them to glue the circles together to make the eyes and glue them to the green box. Glue the hair to the box and let them draw a mouth using a marker.
Fill the boxes with different candies and treats, and encourage the children to share the goodies with their classmates!
- Black foam
- Black permanent marker
- Double-sided tape
- Green party favor or take out box
- White foam
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Everyone in class will end up having cute and monstrous Frankensteins after this activity. It requires basic materials, which are probably already in the classroom.
Instruct the class to cut a rectangle from an old cardboard box. Next, let them put sticky tape on one end of the green yarn and attach it to the back of the cardboard. Show the children how to wrap the yarn all around the cardboard in different directions. Once done, add sticky tape to the other end of the yarn and secure it at the back of the cardboard.
Guide the class in making bolts using cardboard strips and facial features using black cardstock. Let them glue these pieces to the faces and finish off by adding some googly eyes.
- Black cardstock
- Googly eyes
- Green yarn
- Sticky tape
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Preschoolers will love lacing up this fun Frankenstein craft. Plus, they’ll be excited to hang this up in the classroom or in their homes throughout the Halloween season.
First, instruct the class to color their paper plates with green crayons. Next, show them how to cut off the right and left sides, as well as the bottom. Discard the side pieces but keep the bottom one, as they’ll use it to form Frankenstein’s lower jaw.
Let the children cut and glue hair and bolts to Frankenstein’s face. Finish by pasting some googly eyes and drawing a nose. Using a hole punch, show the class how to punch holes along the bottom of Frankenstein’s head and the top portion of his jaw. Have them yarn through the holes, from top to bottom, to create Frankenstein’s grin.
- Black construction paper
- Black marker
- Black yarn
- Glue stick
- Goggle eyes
- Green crayon
- Hole punch (single hole punch will work best)
- Paper plate
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Let the class help in making the classroom look and feel Halloween-ready with this craft. It doesn’t need glue, so you don’t have to worry about the mess!
Download and let the class cut the Frankenstein pieces from the printable. Next, lay out one of the contact paper pieces (with the sticky side out) and press into it, so the outline sticks to the sticky paper. Provide tissue paper pieces to the children and let them cover Frankenstein’s face.
Once the face is fully covered in green paper, take a second sheet of contact paper and cover the sun catcher with it. Cut the face out and let the little ones stick their crafts on the window!
- The Frankenstein Sun Catcher Printable
- Contact paper
- Green tissue paper
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This non-spooky craft also encourages children to recycle as they’re going to use recycled items. They can use their crafts for imaginary play after and bond with their peers.
Have the class paint their paper rolls green and then set them aside to dry. Show them how to glue a black cupcake liner at one end of the paper roll. Let them glue googly eyes at the top of the paper roll and draw a face using a marker. Lastly, have the children draw two T-shaped bolts, cut them out, and glue them to the back of the paper roll.
- Black cupcake liner
- Black marker
- Black paper
- Googly eyes
- Green craft paint
- Paper roll
Nontoygifts.com presents several variations of this craft, so head to the site to learn more!
Using their own handprint and a few paint strokes, the class can create their cute Frankenstein with this craft. Don’t forget to prepare some sponges to clean the children’s hands after!
Have the class paint four fingers with black paint and their thumb with green paint. Instruct them to press their hand on a piece of paper to create a handprint. Once dry, have them add some googly eyes and draw Frankenstein’s mouth and bolt using black paint.
- Googly eyes
- Green and black paint
- Paper (the thicker, the better)
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This glowing Frankenstein lantern will make any porch stand out. Children can also use this lantern when they go trick or treating, making their costumes look way cooler!
Guide the class in cutting Frankenstein’s facial features, like eyebrows and hair, using black felt. Let the children glue the pieces to the front of the milk jug and draw the eyes using a black marker. Instruct them to cut out small circles from the black felt to make eye sockets.
Show the children how to activate the glow sticks and have them drop the sticks inside the milk jug. Remind them to go over the lines on Frankenstein’s face and make them thicker so they’re noticeable even when the lights go out.
- Empty plastic gallon jug
- Green glow sticks
- Sheet of black felt
- White craft glue
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The class will surely love shaking this sensory bottle and watching the glitter fall. This easy-to-make craft is a unique Halloween decoration that children can also play with.
Instruct the class to hot glue the hair, scar, and mouth made from black cardstock paper onto the water bottle. Next, have them glue some googly eyes.
Here comes the exciting part. Have the children add neon green food coloring, green glitter, and Karo to the bottle. Gently pour warm water to bring the monster to life. Let the children mix the ingredients by shaking the bottle, and they’re done!
- Black cardstock paper
- Black paint
- Green glitter
- Hot glue gun
- Karo Light Corn Syrup
- Large googly eyes
- Neon green food coloring
- Warm water
- Water bottle
Head to frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtail.com to add more crafts to your Frankenstein-themed lesson plan.
Preschoolers will never be scared of Frankenstein after completing the crafts presented here. On the contrary, they’ll love learning about this Halloween character and might even dress up as one the next time they go trick-or-treating!
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