Tuesday morning we celebrated Halloween at playgroup with snacks, costumes and a Halloween themed craft. Leading craft time has been my duty for the last couple months and I have spent a lot of time on pinterest trying to find toddler appropriate crafts. When I saw these Halloween Paper Plate Crafts through Tip Junkie, I knew right away they were what I wanted to make for our Halloween craft. I love the cute, simple shapes and thought they were something nice enough for the mom’s to actually hang in their homes as a Halloween decoration.
To make things easier, I decided to pre-print outlines of all the pieces on cardstock for the kids or parents to cut-out. I assembled all pieces in individual bags as “kits” to hand out to each of the kids. After cutting out the pieces, all the kids had to do was glue the pieces and googly eyes to the plates, draw on Frankenstein’s mouth and then tape each character to the piece of purple ribbon I provided in their bags. Printing and assembling the packages was a bit of work, but it worked well and is an idea I might use in the future for party favours or gifts.
- 1 round orange dessert sized paper plate
- 1 round black dessert sized paper plate
- 1 square green dessert sized paper plate
- Black cardstock or construction paper
- White cardstock or construction paper
- Green cardstock or construction paper
- 6 Large Googly eyes
- Glue (white or gluestick)
- Black permanent marker
The printable templates I created and used are provided here: HalloweenWallHangingTemplates
Frankenstein’s Monster Assembly
This was a quick and simple craft and I love the way it turned out.