Our kitchen table has been overrun with art supplies this week. Is it just me or is this time of year between now and Christmas full of endless crafts and art projects to make? So much fun!
Here’s a look at the Halloween crafts for kids we’ve been making:
Frankenstein Raisin Boxes
- Sunmaid Raisins Boxes
- Frankenstein Raisin Box Wrapper Template
- push pins
- googly eyes (if using the blank template)
- black marker (if using the blank template)
- green cardstock (if using the blank template)
We made two versions of these cute little boxes. If you’re pressed for time, or making these for a large group, you might just print out the colored wrapper template with the face on it. You can cut out the template, glue it onto the box, place push pins in the sides, and you’re done!
If you’re wanting your kiddos to design it themselves, here’s what to do:
1. Print out the blank raisin box template onto green cardstock paper. Cut out the template.
2. Open up the raisin box top and glue to template onto the box, making sure to wrap it around tightly. Allow to dry.
3. Draw wavy lines about an inch from the top all the way around to create the hair. Color it and the top of the box in with a black marker.
4. Glue on googly eyes. Draw a line of stitches above one eye.
5. Draw a wiggly mouth.
6. Place a push pin at the bottom of each side. **Please supervise little ones with the push pins!**
These fun little Frankenraisin boxes are a healthy snack to have at home or a class Halloween party. They’re also a great alternative to hand out instead of candy.
Here’s another Frankenstein craft that kids are sure to enjoy!
Toilet Paper Roll Frankenstein Craft
- toilet paper roll
- bright green paint
- black paint
- black marker
- googly eyes
- push pins
2. About an inch from the top of the tube, draw a wavy line all around the roll to create the hair. Paint inside the line with black paint.
3. Glue on googly eyes. Draw a line of stitches above one eye with a black marker.
4. Draw a wavy smile with a black marker.
5. Push one push pin in on each side at the bottom of the tube. If you are concerned about kids reaching inside and poking themselves on the pins, you can wrap the sharp point with a piece of masking tape.
Below are several Frankenstein books I found that might be a fun to read before or after making one of these crafts.
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Finally, these quick and easy crepe paper ghosts are perfect when you’re short on time.
Crepe Paper Ghosts
- white crepe paper (streamers)
- black construction paper
- stick glue
- Cut 5 or 6 strips of crepe paper equal in length. The length will depend on how tall you want the ghosts to be.
- Lay the strips side by side, overlapping them slightly.
- Glue the strips together where they overlap.
- Round off one end of the strips to make the ghost’s head by cutting a semicircle shape.
- Cut out small ovals for the eyes and mouth. Glue into place.
This simple craft takes less than five minutes to do and isn’t messy at all. Suspend them in your classroom using string or hang them on a bulletin board or door.
Happy crafting this Halloween!