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Frankenstein Paper Puppet Craft For Kids

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I've been all ears, and your feedback has been my guiding light. After the phenomenal success of our Zombie Paper Puppet, I've been toiling away, crafting a new delight – the Frankenstein Paper Puppet. Get ready for a monstrously exciting craft that will have your kids grinning from ear to ear. In this Frankenstein Paper Puppet Craft tutorial, we're here to guide you through the exciting process of creating a Frankenstein paper puppet that will lead to hours of imaginative fun for your kids.

Girl playing with Frankenstein Paper Puppet.

Materials Needed:

  • Frankenstein Paper Puppet Template

  • White cardstock paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Markers, crayons or colored pencils

Example of how to download the Frankenstein Paper Puppet Template.

To begin your craft you need to download the Frankenstein paper puppet template. This download is available to all members for FREE! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Frankenstein Paper Puppet template.


Example of how to color the Frankenstein Paper Puppet Template

Once, you have downloaded the Frankenstein Puppet Template, print it on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper and color it in with crayons, markers or colored pencils.


Assembling Your Frankenstein Paper Puppet:

I've provided comprehensive step-by-step instructions to assist you in assembling your Frankenstein Paper Puppet. While I've made every effort to illustrate the process with photographs, there is a video tutorial featuring a similar puppet, the Pirate Paper Puppet in a different post. The assembly process for both puppets shares many similarities, and watching the video can be a great way to resolve any lingering questions.

Example of how to cut the Frankenstein Paper Puppet.

Step 1: Cut

Using scissors, cut out each of the shapes.

How to fold Frankenstein Paper Puppet parts.

Step 3: Fold on the dotted line!

Fold on all of the dotted lines. Start with the head by folding the mouth in half. You do this by aligning the glue tabs together and creasing down on the center of the mouth to get the fold. Then fold the four glue tabs and the lips on the dotted line. Last of all, fold the glue the ears and the two white strips on the dotted line.

How to glue Frankenstein Paper Puppet Together.

Step 3: Assemble the Frankenstein!

Glue the pieces together to bring your puppet to life. Start by gluing the four glue tabs located on the main body to the back of the mouth at the "jaw line". Then glue the ears to the top of the head, the wings to the side of the body. Glue the teeth inside the mouth at the top.. Allow for the glue to completely dry before glueing the next pieces together.


How to download hand holds on back of Frankenstein.

Flip it upside down and glue the two paper strips in an arch on the upper and lower part of the jaws. These strips of paper will make it so your hands stay in the puppet and gives you the ability to open and close the mouth.

Girl playing with Frankenstein Paper Puppet

There you have it! A Frankenstein Paper Puppet! Embrace the spooky delight of this creative craft as your bat puppet comes to life with every move. Let your imagination run wild, and perhaps, make your Frankenstein stomp across the floor. Now, it's time to put on a spooktacular show, full of eerie adventures. Happy crafting, and don't forget to check out these other magical puppets.


If you enjoyed crafting this Frankenstein paper puppet, you're in for a treat! Make sure to check out these other Halloween crafts that will surely add more spook and creativity to your festivities. From wickedly delightful bat to ghostly surprises, there's a plethora of hauntingly fun crafts waiting for you. Unleash your imagination and have a fa-boo-lous time creating these eerie projects. Happy crafting and have a 'boo-tiful' Halloween season!


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