DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Frankenstein Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This Frankenstein craft uses a printable template and a paper
plate to make a Halloween craft or mask.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you
can convert your Frankenstein craft to a Frankenstein mask. Attach a paint stir
stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- paper plate,
- green paint and paint brush,
- something to color with (or color printer),
- Optional: You can substitute large wiggly eyes for the template eyes.
- OPTIONAL FOR MASK: Paint Stir Stick, thin strip of wood or
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate green.
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces. Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for
young children to cut out, but if needed, an adult can help with
some of the harder pieces (the ears and the hair).
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a Frankenstein face:
- Glue the hair on the top of the paper plate.
- Glue the ears onto either side of the plate.
- Glue the mouth at the bottom of the plate.
- Glue the nose just above the mouth.
- Glue the eyes just above the nose (or cut out holes for eyes in a mask).
- Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
- Glue the bow tie at the bottom of the paper plate.
- Glue the bolts on either side of the bow tie.
- Optional: If making a mask, use masking tape or duct tape to
attach a thin strip of wood, a tongue depressor or a paint stir stick
(often free at paint supply and home repair stores -- no more than $1 --
we get dad to pick one up now and then when he's at home depot admiring
the tools *grin*).
Printable version of these instructions