Are you looking for a super cute Halloween craft that is easy to make that you can use to decorate your home for the spooktacular season ahead? Then this Frankenstein Halloween craft is the one that you have been looking for. Simple to make with supplies that you may already have on hand, that are inexpensive to purchase if you don’t.
Cute Frankenstein Felt Wreath
This monster Halloween craft is perfect for kids and adults of all ages from preschoolers on up. This craft is perfect for anyone who loves felt projects and it allows you to use up felt or fabric scraps that you may have lying around as well.
Don’t you love it when you can use what you have on hand instead of having to run out and buy something new?
How to Make a Monster Halloween Craft
The awesome thing about this felt craft is that since you are using scraps that you already have on hand everyone’s final result will be a bit different making each cute Frankenstein unique. The supplies that you will need to make this craft are very simple. You will need an embroidery hoop for each Frankenstein Halloween craft that you and your kiddos would like to make.
Besides the embroidery hoop, you will need googly eyes, a permanent black marker, pipe cleaners, and if you don’t have enough felt scraps, some felt craft sheets that you find at your local craft store or dollar store will work perfectly.
You will also need some hot glue and a glue gun. If you are making this craft with young children you may want to swap the hot glue out for some fabric or craft glue. Making this Frankenstein craft is easy, and mostly involves tying the strips of felt onto your embroidery hoop with double knots.
Younger children may need the help of an older child or an adult until they get the hang of tying their double knots.
What You Need to Make a Frankenstein Hoop Craft
- 9″ x 12″ Felt craft sheets – green, black, silver
- 4″ Wooden embroidery hoop
- 2 Silver chenille stems
- 2 Large googly eyes
- A hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Permanent black marker
Gather all of your supplies. Remove the label from the embroidery hoop, then loosen the screw at the top of the hoop and separate the inside hoop from the outside hoop.
Tighten the screw again so it’s ready to go. You can use one piece of the hoop now and save the other for another project, if you’d like, or make two!
For this project, use the 9″ width of the Felt Craft Cuts. Make a stack of bits and pieces that are big enough. Randomly cut the scraps of felt into strips, some skinny and some fat, with scissors. For this 4″ hoop you will need approximately 25 strips of green and 25 strips black.
Start tying the strips of felt around the embroidery hoop in double knots. Use the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock marks as a starting point. Continue working around the entire hoop, pushing the strips together to get as many tied on as possible. The more scrap strips tied onto the hoop the fluffier the wreath will be.
Flip the hoop to the back. Take one black scrap strip and attach across the hoop with a glue gun and glue sticks. Flip to the front and glue two wiggle eyes to the front of the black scrap strip. Cut a small, skinny rectangle from black felt and glue to the top of the wiggle eyes as Frankenstein’s eyebrow.
Wrap two silver tinsel chenille stems around a pencil then slide off to reveal two coils. Cut two small rectangles of silver felt and attach one to the end of both coils to create Frankenstein’s bolts. Flip hoop over and attach to the bottom right and left with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Position one of the green felt scraps flat at the side near the hairline. Draw a scar on one green felt scrap towards the top right with a permanent black marker.
Use Halloween ribbon or jute twine as a hanger, if you’re hanging the wreath. A black metal stand would be a cute choice if you want to use it for a table or kitchen counter decoration.
How to Use Your Frankenstein Craft
This sweet little Frankenstein can be used in so many ways that you may want to make a whole bunch of them. You can hang your Frankenstein wreath on the door, or inside on a wall as part of your Halloween décor. He also looks super cute just sitting out on an end table or coffee table.
This craft would be a perfect family night activity that everyone can participate in, or in a classroom to help celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday with an easy-to-make craft that is cute and not too spooky.
This could also be a wonderful Halloween or birthday party activity (for an October birthday of course) that gives each child a spooky Halloween craft that they made to take home with them like a party favor.
Not ready to make this felt Frankenstein craft? Pin the image below to your Halloween crafts Pinterest board so it’s easy to find when you need it.
Decorating with Your Halloween Craft
Once your Frankenstein Halloween craft is complete you can hang it on your front door as a decoration for the Halloween season. You could also make several of them to hang from the ceiling as a spooky Halloween decoration for trick or treaters or a Halloween party.
Keep in mind that even though this Frankenstein Halloween craft calls for the use of bright green, black, and silver you can easily change it to match other Halloween decorations you may have or your home decor.
You are going to love making this Frankenstein Halloween craft and so will your kids. This felt project will be right at home with all of your other spooky Halloween decorations.
When people ask where you got your cute Frankenstein monster you can tell them that you and the kids made them and show them how they can make one for their door as well!
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