I found this fun craft on Pinterest and it piqued my interest because it wasn’t the traditional pumpkin Halloween toddler craft (which we have done many of already). I wasn’t sure how my daughter, Adeline, age 3, would receive this, but she had a blast!
Frankenstein has been hanging in our dining room window ever since we made it and Adeline even asked me if I could find her a Frankenstein costume; thankfully not for Halloween (we already have those picked out), but just for around the house.
What you need:
- 4 pieces of construction paper (green, black, purple and yellow)
- Contact paper
- Printable templates found here
- Green and yellow tissue paper
- Googly eyes
- Glue stick and white glue
What to do:
Before we started, using construction paper, I cut out the face (green), hair and eyebrows (black), mouth and bolts (purple) and nose (yellow). I also cut the tissue paper into medium sized squares. My little one hasn’t yet learned to use scissors, so a great adaptation for those of you with children who are able, would be to let them cut some or all of the materials listed.
I cut out and taped to the table a piece of contact paper big enough to put the face cutout on. Then my daughter went to town filling up the contact paper shape with tissue paper. I instructed her to cover all the space inside the shape…this is a good time to talk about concepts like inside and outside (always look for those teachable moments). I then cut around the contact paper.
My daughter then glued on the hair. I honestly just let her put it anywhere, I don’t like to adjust or change children’s pieces of art, just like I wouldn’t’ appreciate anyone doing that to me. I helped her put dots of white glue and then she added the googly eyes (her favourite part!). Then came the mouth, nose, eyebrows and bolts.
Make sure you display this proudly in a sunny window for all to see!
Kelly Milligan is a former early elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom. She lives in Sunny, and often cold, Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and two children (students); her daughter Adeline (3), and son Anders (1).
You can find Kelly doing what she loves best: living life with her family and documenting it with photographs on instagram and twitter @themommyathome