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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 preschoolers and kindergarteners can do most of this project on their own. Younger ones 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!
Frankenstein Paper Plate Craft
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.
What You’ll Need
• paper plate
• black construction paper
• 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 green if they’d prefer.
Next, cut off the right and left sides of the paper 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.
Cut and glue some black Frankenstein hair and bolts to the 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.
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
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Frankenstein books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
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.