Frankenstein Paper Plate Craft

Kids will love building their fine motor muscles as they lace up this super fun Frankenstein paper plate craft. Perfect for Halloween preschool activities!

Older kids can do most of this project on their own while younger kids may need you to prep the craft for them.

Either way, they’re going to be so excited to hang this up throughout the Halloween season.

This not-so-spooky paper plate craft uses supplies you’ve likely already got on hand. So, let’s get started!

Paper Plate Crafts

Engaging your little ones in paper plate crafts is a fantastic way to stimulate their creativity while developing their motor skills. Moreover, it’s an enjoyable, hands-on way to introduce various concepts and themes to them.

For instance, when making a paper plate Frankenstein craft, they can learn about shapes while crafting Frankenstein’s face from a circle, and lines while lacing the sides. 

Crafting together also offers a valuable opportunity for you to bond with your child and appreciate their unique ideas. Remember, there’s no right or wrong in craft projects, and every child’s art is a masterpiece!

In case you’re wondering where to start, simple crafts like making colorful animals, flowers, or even their favorite cartoon characters from paper plates can be great starters. 

These crafts are not only fun but also budget-friendly. Most materials required, such as paper plates, strings, and paints, are usually already available at home. So let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into the world of paper plate crafts, where learning meets fun!

Raid your craft closet and gather the supplies you’ll need to set up this Halloween paper plate craft for your preschoolers. If you need to order a few things, you can do so by clicking the links below.

Frankenstein Paper Plate Craft

Raid your craft closet and gather up some simple supplies you’ll need to set up this Halloween paper plate craft for your preschoolers.

If you need to order a few things, you can do so by clicking the links below.

What You’ll Need

  • paper plate
  • black construction paper
  • scissors
  • hole punch (single hole punch will work best)
  • black marker
  • green crayon
  • glue stick
  • goggle eyes
  • black yarn

What You’ll Do

First, have your preschooler color the plate with green using the crayon. They could also paint the plate with green paint or use a green paper plate, if they’d prefer.

Next, cut off the right and left side of the plate. Then, cut off the bottom of the plate as the picture below shows. Throw away the side pieces but keep the bottom one. This will become Frankenstein’s lower jaw.

Your kids will love building their fine motor muscles as they lace up this super fun Frankenstein paper plate craft! Perfect for your Halloween crafting.

Cut and glue some black yarn for Frankenstein’s hair and bolts to the top of the paper plate. Finish off Frankenstein’s face with some big google eyes and draw on a nose.

Using your hole punch, punch holes along the bottom of Frankenstein’s head and the top of the jaw piece. Be sure to punch the same number of holes on each piece.

This is great fine motor practice for little ones. However, if it’s too difficult, you can do this part for them.

Your kids will love building their fine motor muscles as they lace up this super fun Frankenstein paper plate craft! Perfect for your Halloween crafting.

Next, have your preschoolers weave the yarn through the holes, going from top to bottom to create Frankenstein’s stitchy grin. This will help them build hand-eye coordination and fine motor muscles.

Secure the ends of the yarn by knotting them to a neighboring stitch. Again, this may be a step that preschoolers will need your help with.

Woohoo! Your Frankenstein is ready to haunt your Halloween!

Fun Frankenstein Books for Preschoolers

We have curated an exciting list of Frankenstein-themed books perfect for your preschoolers that you can pick up on your next trip to your local library.

Merging both fun and lessons, these books will not only entertain your little ones but also instill in them a love for reading. 

They are captivating, age-appropriate, and perfectly themed to go hand-in-hand with our Frankenstein craft activities. Let’s turn the page and explore these enchanting stories together!

Creepy Pair of Underwear – Kids will love this hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear.

Frankenstein: A BabyLit Anatomy Primer – This is a fun book to use to introduce young children to their body parts.  Read the book aloud and ask your child to identify their same body parts as your cruise through this adorable book.  This monster is not scary and will introduce your child to a great literary character while teaching them their body parts.  This book takes you down from the head all the way to the toes.

Robot Zombie Frankenstein – Squares, rectangles, ovals, triangles, and other colorful shapes are sorted and arranged into — two robots! But why stop there? Shape by shape, costume by costume, Robot and Robot play a game of oneupmanship that zips, zooms, and whirrs from friendly to hilariously out of control in nanoseconds.

Halloween Resources I Love

These Halloween Lacing Boards are designed to make learning fun. They’re great for teaching kids fine motor skills, precise hand movements, and how to focus their attention. Your children will have so much fun with this toy, they won’t realize they are learning.

This LEGO set features a Vampire with large fangs, movable claws, vest, bow tie and a billowing black cape, plus a small pet bat with movable wings!

Whether you are looking for the perfect Halloween snack idea or fun fall snack ideas, this is it. These easy Pumpkin Patch Snacks are super cute and always the highlight of the day. 

This set of Hershey’s Kisses printable makes a great addition to your Halloween treat bowl. They also make sweet goodie bag treats for your Halloween party.

As we wrap up, remember that the spooky season is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your little ones over creative endeavors. So, whether you’re a teacher preparing for classroom activities or a parent seeking fun at-home projects, our Frankenstein plate craft is the perfect Halloween craft.

It’s not just about creating an eerie masterpiece – it’s about learning and growing along the way. So, embrace the spirit of Halloween, and let your preschooler’s creativity fly high!

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