Welcome to 30 Crafty Days of Halloween! This printable pillow box post is part of our guest blogger series. Make sure to check out all of our Halloween Tutorials for more inspiration!
Hi! I’d like to just take a little time to tell you a bit about myself, I’m Amanda and my little crew of Crafty Critters. The Crafty Critters are all about fun and easy crafts for kids for all occasions. First off a little about myself. I am the hands behind the Crafty Critters – seeming many of them have a hard to typing and photographing their ideas. I have loved everything crafts from the time I could hold a pencil, and having these Crafty Critters join my family was a blessing. My Crafty Critters love all things craft. The Crafty Critters love Halloween, especially when it comes to crafting. There are so many fun Halloween crafts for kids. This little monster is made from an empty paper roll. He’s almost too adorable to be called a monster!
Empty paper rolls
Construction paper – black and green
Paint – black and green
Marker – black
Age Group: 4 years old +
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Step 1: Cut out a strip of black construction paper, that is about the width of half your paper roll. Wrap it around one half of the roll, gluing in place. We decided to leave a curl at the top of the opening and add some buttons with a black marker, give our monster some style.
Step 2: Paint the other half of your paper roll with the green paint. If you find it easier you can paint the green half before gluing on his coat, to make sure you don’t get paint on his jacket.
Step 3: While your monsters’ head is drying cut out another strip of black construction paper. This time make it about a third of the width of his jacket – it is going to be used for his arms. Cut two hands out of green construction paper. Glue a hand to each end of your black strip.
Step 4: Once the green paint has dried, glue on your googly eyes and draw on a little mouth with the black marker.
Step 5: Wrap your arms around the back of your monsters jacket. Glue them in place.
Step 6: Using some black paint, or a black marker, whichever you find easier. Draw on some hair along the top of the paper roll. Allow this to dry.
Step 7: Now, to get our Halloween Frankenstein craft to come to life we need somewhere to attach our wires to give him his shock. Cut out two little bolts from black construction paper. Fold a small part of the end, and glue them to your monsters head – one on each side.
Get ready to bring a ton of Halloween fun in a small package, use your little monsters as a great decoration for the holiday!
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