Jul 23

Craft Projects: Lifesized Frankenstein

drawing by paintsWooooooo! The wind howled through the trees and warned of all the evil thrills that graced the night. It was Halloween and everyone from spooks to mice were excited by the events that would unfold…

Of course it isn’t Halloween yet but I thought I would kick off the Halloween crafts early, since I need to slip in a few Thanksgiving crafts over the next month and a half. This is a great activity to do with kids and it gets them using not only their imagination but their own bodies as well. You can do this craft as an individual activity or as a group activity.

What you need:

  • Sheet of Poster Paper (You can purchase this at stores like Scholar’s Choice, try to get a roll if possible)
  • Drawing Pencil
  • Tempura Paint
  • Paint Brushes

Directions:

  1. Cut out a sheet of poster paint that your child can lay flat on. Have him or her pose on the paper.
  2. With the pencil, trace your child.
  3. When they get up, square up the head with the pencil and erase the other lines that are not needed. Draw on the neck plugs and add any details you want to the drawing.
  4. Mix up your Tempura Paint while your child is finishing up the drawing. Make sure to add a drop or two of dish soap to make cleaning easier.
  5. Paint your Frankenstein monster any way you want to.
  6. Allow it to dry and then tape it to your door for a Halloween decoration.

You can create all different types of monsters with this. Children love having their outlines drawn and if they are enjoying the outline drawing so much, why not grab a piece of chalk and head out the door to make chalk outlines on the sidewalk. If you do it on Halloween, you can use the outlines for your decorations.

-Sirena Van Schaik

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