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Frightfully Fun Frankenstein Halloween Crafts
Add some Monster fun to your Halloween!
Invite everyone's favorite green monster to your Halloween festivities!
With just a few supplies and a whole lot of fun, you can makes things like containers that hold Halloween treats, pencil holders and more! They make great gifts for friends, family and teachers too!
Below are a few great ideas for making your own Frankenstein crafts.
The Frankenstein Luminaries pictures can be found at Kaboose
Frankenstein Noise Maker
You Will Need:
2 Paper or Plastic Plates (Green works best, or you can paint white plates)
Items to decorate your plate: (Paints, Construction Paper, Yarn, Markers)
What to do:
If you start off with white plates, paint them green and allow them to dry.
On one of the plates, make Frankenstein's face. You can do this using construction paper or markers. For little kids you might want to pre-cut the face features and let them glue the pieces on. Cut out "bolts" for the sides and staple or glue them to the back side of the face plate sticking out on each side.
Glue your back and front plate together, leaving about 2 inches on the bottom to insert your noise maker and dowel. Let the glue sit for about 5 minutes. For a little extra pizazz, punch holes with a hole puncher around the edge of the plate spaced 1" apart, then "sew" around with black yarn by pulling it through one hole and then going back in the directly to the right until you've gone the whole way around.
Pour dried beans into the hole in the bottom - just enough to make some good noise! Put some glue on the inside part of the plate that you left open, then insert a dowel. You may want to staple the plate on each side of the dowel for extra security.
Shake Shake Shake your Frankie!
Tin Can Frankenstein
Here's an adorable craft from Family Corner. Use this can to hold candy, pencils and more!
What You Need:
empty aluminum can
1 sheet green felt
1/2 sheet black felt
scraps of white and light green felt
1 black skinny chenille stem (or black yarn)
white craft glue
2 small black pom poms
4 round magnets
What to do:
Make sure can does not have any sharp edges around the opening. If it does, use a piece of sandpaper to sand them down.
Lay green felt on work surface. Lay the can down on to the felt. Roll the can up in the felt to see exactly how much you will need to go all the way around the can. Trim, leaving about 1/2" overlap. Leave about 1" overlap that will fold over the bottom of the can as well as a 1" overlap for the top (mouth) of the can. Glue the green felt around the can, glue the excess overlap to the bottom and inside the mouth of the can.
To create the hair, lay the black felt on the work surface and place the can on top like you did for the green. Roll can up in the black felt and measure about 2" down from the top of the can. Trim excess. Before attaching black felt, cut one side in a grass-like scissor cut for the hair. Glue the hair in place, lining up the straight edge with the top of the can.
Cut out the patterns for the eyebrows from black felt and the eyes from white felt. Glue in place (see photo).
Cut out the pattern for the nose from the light green felt and glue in place.
Cut chenille stem into a 4" long piece. Bend into a squiggly mouth as shown in the photo. Black yarn can also be used. Glue in place.
Glue the black pom poms to the centers of the white eyes.
Place 2 round magnets on each side of the head for the bolts, no glue required! The magnets should stick through the felt directly to the can. You can glue them in place if you prefer.
Spooky Tunes for Halloween!
YouTube Frankenstein Craft Instructions
Frankenstein Pot Craft
Create a fun Frankenstein Clay Pot. The perfect gift for friends, family and teachers. Just fill them up with your favorite treats!
What You Need:
Any size Clay Pot.
Paints - Green, Black and White
White or Silver Craft Foam
What to do:
Wipe down your terra cotta pot with a damp cloth and let dry completely.
Paint the top edge of the clay pot black and the rest of the pot green. Let dry before painting the face. Once all your paint is dry, spray it with the clear acrylic sealer.
Cut 2 small 'T' shapes out of craft foam; these will be Frankenstein's bolts. Glue them in place and your Frankenstein is done!
More Links to Fun Frankenstein Crafts!
- Frankenstein Can Craft
Adorable Frankenstein with real neck bolts!
- Frankenstein Luminaries
These adorable Frankenstein luminary jars will shine a glowing green path to your front door on Halloween night.
- Frankenstein Candy Box
Frankenstein holds a box to load up with all your favorite goodies!
- Frankenstein Pumpkin Carving Pattern
Create an amazing Frankenstein jack-o-lantern with this free pattern!
Spooky Halloween Rice Krispie Lollipops
You can make your very own Spooky Halloween Rice Krispie Lollipop treats!
Form your krispie treats into a rectangle, then cover with vanilla almond bark or melted white chocolate tinted with food coloring. Melted milk chocolate can be used to create the faces of your ghost, mummy, Frankenstein, witch and jack-o-lantern!
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