Spread the love

Halloween Monster Arts and Crafts

Spread the love

There is just something special about the magic of Halloween. I love to see the imagination of children brought out into the world for all to see. My kids would start planning their Halloween costumes for the following year on Nov. 1 (if not before). I would love to hear about your favorite costumes that your kids have worn. But, in the meantime, check out these Halloween monster arts and crafts that you are totally going to love making together! Happy Halloween!!!

Be sure to start out by getting your FREE monster craft template for each of these projects by signing up below…

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

We are here to make crafting memories with your family actually do-able, even when life is hectic! (And, believe me, I know that it is!) Instead of making creating with your kids just one more thing to check off the to-do list, we want to help make it something that you truly look forward to and enjoy as a family. In that spirit, we will keep all crafts absolutely simple and kid-friendly. You will never see a glue gun, things that are too hard for kids to actually cut with kid scissors or glitter (less mess). AND…we work from the same master list of supplies for every single project on this website. The list of supplies is also kept basic and inexpensive and will fit into one bag, which means easy clean-up too! Get the list to fill your bag today!

Project 1: Ghost Craft for Kids

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS
TRIANGLE GHOST CRAFT

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Place the 3 large popsicle sticks in a triangle shape and secure at each intersection point with a drop of Elmer’s glue
  • Set the triangle aside to give the glue time to dry while you move on to step 2.
  • *Even better…Do this step the night before and make lots so that you are ready to make all of the Halloween monster crafts you see here! Believe me, you are going to want to make them all!!!
Step 1:  Making the Triangle Frame
Step 1

Step 2: Prep the Parts

  • Draw and cut out a triangle, just a little smaller than the outside of your triangle frame, from the white construction paper.
  • Then from the black construction paper, draw and cut out an oval about the size of the pad of your thumb. This will be his mouth.
  • Optional: Cut 2 small circles from the red scrap of paper to give your ghost rosy cheeks.
  • *For this ghost craft, I did not make a template since there are only a couple of pieces to be cut out. However, if you would like a template for the triangle, just use one from one of the other monster crafts you see here.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS GHOST STEP 2
STEP 2

Step 3: Paint

  • Place your popsicle triangle on a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a little white paint onto the paper
  • Then, pinch the pompom with the clothespin to make your “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle white and set it aside to dry.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS STEP 3 PAINTING THE FRAME
STEP 3

Step 4: Put It Together

HALLOWEEN GHOST CRAFT FOR KIDS
  • Once your paint is dry, it is time to put together your cute ghost craft!
  • First, glue the white paper triangle onto the back of your frame using the glue stick.
  • Use your glue stick to adhere the mouth that you cut out and the googly eyes (optional: and red rosy cheeks)
  • Add wiggle eyebrows with your black sharpie marker, and you are done!

Project 2: Vampire Craft for Kids

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS VAMPIRE
VAMPIRE

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Place the 3 large popsicle sticks in a triangle shape and secure at each intersection point with a drop of Elmer’s glue
  • Set the triangle aside to give the glue time to dry while you move on to step 2.
  • *Even better…Do this step the night before and make lots so that you are ready to make all of the Halloween monster crafts you see here! Believe me, you are going to want to make them all!!!

Step 2: Cut Out the Pieces

Step 1: Making the Triangle Frame
Step 1
  • Cut a triangle from your gray construction paper, just slightly smaller than the triangle frame. *This is included with the template if you prefer to print and trace instead.
  • Then, you can make his hair from a scrap of black construction paper by tracing the top of the triangle and then forming a “peak” about 1/2 inch below. *This is also included in the template if you prefer to print and trace
  • He will need 2 eyes, fangs, and a color cut from the white scraps of paper and a bowtie from the purple scrap of paper.
  • Last, (and the only item not included in the template) is to make a collar for him by cutting a triangle with one side curved from a piece of black construction paper. This should be about 3 inches tall on each straight side and an inch wider on each side of your triangle frame.
  • Optional: Cut 2 small circles out of the red scrap of paper to give your vampire a more cheery look with rosy cheeks.
  • Put these aside until your are ready to put it all together.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS VAMPIRE STEP 2
STEP 2

Step 3: Paint

  • Place your popsicle triangle on a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a little gray paint onto the paper
  • Then, pinch the pompom with the clothespin to make your “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle gray and set it aside to dry.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS STEP 3 PAINTING THE FRAME
STEP 3

Step 4: Put It Together

HALLOWEEN VAMPIRE CRAFT FOR KIDS
  • Once the paint is dry (which won’t take long), it is time to put it all together! You can use the picture above as a reference. But feel free to add your own flair and change up the details however you would like! Make it your own…really!
  • First, attach the gray paper triangle to the back of the frame using your glue stick.
  • Then glue on his eyes, hair, collar and bow tie.
  • Use the black sharpie to draw on his eyeballs, eyebrows, pointy nose and mouth. You can also use the purple marker to add some detail to the bow tie.
  • Now that you have drawn on the mouth, put the fangs in place. And (optional) his rosy cheeks.
  • Last, glue the black collar to the back of your Dracula craft on the bottom and use your pencil to curl the tips slightly so that it comes up toward his face in a dramatic fashion. Wahaha!!!

Project 3: Jack-o-Lantern Craft for Kids

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS JACK-O-LANTERN
JACK-O-LANTERN

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Place the 3 large popsicle sticks in a triangle shape and secure at each intersection point with a drop of Elmer’s glue
  • Set the triangle aside to give the glue time to dry while you move on to step 2.
  • *Even better…Do this step the night before and make lots so that you are ready to make all of the Halloween monster crafts you see here! Believe me, you are going to want to make them all!!!
Step 1: Making the Triangle Frame
Step 1

Step 2: Cut Out the Pieces

  • Draw and cut out a triangle from the orange construction paper, just slightly smaller than the triangle frame. (*This is also included in the template if you prefer to print and trace.)
  • Next, use your orange marker to give a little detail to the pumpkin.
  • Then, cut out your jack-o-lantern’s face from the scraps of black paper and a green stem from the scrap of green construction paper (also part of the printable template)
  • Optional: cut 2 small circles out of the red construction paper to give your jack-o-lantern rosy cheeks a little more cheer
  • Place the pieces to the side until later.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS JACK-O-LANTERN STEP 2
STEP 2

Step 3: Paint

  • Place your popsicle triangle on a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a little orange paint onto the paper
  • Then, pinch the pompom with the clothespin to make your “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle orange and set it aside to dry.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS STEP 3 PAINTING THE FRAME
STEP 3

Step 4: Put It Together

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR KIDS
  • And now to put together your cute Halloween craft! Use the picture above as a reference.
  • Once the paint is dry, attach the orange paper triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame.
  • Now, glue on your pumpkin’s face and stem with your glue stick to make him into a jack-o-lantern. Simple!
  • Add details as you would like.
  • Optional: glue on his rosy cheeks

Project 4: Halloween Witch Craft for Kids

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS WITCH
WITCH

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Place the 3 large popsicle sticks in a triangle shape and secure at each intersection point with a drop of Elmer’s glue
  • Set the triangle aside to give the glue time to dry while you move on to step 2.
  • *Even better…Do this step the night before and make lots so that you are ready to make all of the Halloween monster crafts you see here! Believe me, you are going to want to make them all!!!
Step 1: Making the Triangle Frame
Step 1

Step 2: Cut Out the Parts

  • You can use the printable template for this step or draw the parts yourself and cut them out. Whatever you decide to do, make this cute Halloween craft your own! Switch up the colors and the design and just do you!
  • Draw and cut out a triangle, slightly smaller than the triangle frame, onto the light green construction paper.
  • Also on the light green paper, draw and cut out a pointy nose. Fold over the ends about 1/2 inch.
  • Cut out a black witch hat and give it a colorful band (mine is orange)
  • Last, cut 6-8 thing strips of purple paper, about 5-6 inches long. This will be your witch’s hair.
  • Set these ready parts aside and move on to the next step.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS WITCH STEP 2
STEP 2

Step 3: Paint

  • Place your popsicle triangle on a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a little light green paint onto the paper
  • Then, pinch the pompom with the clothespin to make your “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle green and set it aside to dry.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS STEP 3 PAINTING THE FRAME
STEP 3

Step 4: Put It Together

HALLOWEEN WITCH CRAFT FOR KIDS
  • It’s time to bring the Halloween witch to life! You can use the picture above as a reference, but make it your own!
  • First use your glue stick to attach the strands of hair to each side of the witch’s hat. Crinkle them a bit to bring some texture.
  • The, glue the hat band in place and put her hat on the top of her head.
  • Fold the end of the nose over, about 1/4″, and glue the flap. Put her nose in place.
  • Glue the googly eyes on.
  • Optional: add the rosy cheeks to give your witch a friendly look.
  • Use the green and black markers to add some details, like a wart on her nose, her mouth and eyebrows.

Project 5: Frankenstein Craft for Kids

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FRANKENSTEIN
FRANKENSTEIN

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Place the 3 large popsicle sticks in a triangle shape and secure at each intersection point with a drop of Elmer’s glue
  • Set the triangle aside to give the glue time to dry while you move on to step 2.
  • *Even better…Do this step the night before and make lots so that you are ready to make all of the spooky Halloween monster crafts you see here! Believe me, you are going to want to make them all!!!
Step 1: Making the Triangle Frame
Step 1

Step 2: Prepare the Pieces

  • This step comes with a printable template if you choose to use it. You can also draw the parts yourself and cut them out. Whatever you do, make this adorable Frankenstein craft your own, with your own special details.
  • Draw a triangle onto the green paper, a little smaller than the triangle frame, and cut it out.
  • Then draw (or trace) and cut out the monster’s hair and bolts.
  • Optional: Cut out 2 small red circles to use as rosy cheeks.
  • Put the pieces aside until step 4.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FRANKENSTEIN STEP 2
STEP 2

Step 3: Paint

  • Place your popsicle triangle on a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a little green paint onto the paper
  • Then, pinch the pompom with the clothespin to make your “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle green and set it aside to dry.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS STEP 3 PAINTING THE FRAME
STEP 3

Step 4: Put It Together

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FRANKENSTEIN
  • It’s time to put together our totally cute Frankenstein monster craft! You can use the picture above as a reference.
  • First, use the glue stick to adhere the paper triangle to the pack of the frame.
  • Then, glue on his hair and bolts on his neck that you cut out in step 2.
  • Glue his eyes in place and draw on his mouth and other details.
  • You can also cut tiny little strips of black paper to add a stitch to his forehead.
  • Optional: Glue little red circles on his cheeks to make him look even friendlier.

Project 6: Werewolf Craft for Kids

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS WEREWOLF
WEREWOLF

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Place the 3 large popsicle sticks in a triangle shape and secure at each intersection point with a drop of Elmer’s glue
  • Set the triangle aside to give the glue time to dry while you move on to step 2.
  • *Even better…Do this step the night before and make lots so that you are ready to make all of the Halloween monster crafts you see here! Believe me, you are going to want to make them all!!!
Step 1: Making the Triangle Frame
Step 1

Step 2: Cut Out the Pieces

  • For this step, there is a printable template that you can use if you choose, but you can also draw the pieces on your own.
  • Draw and cut out a triangle from the brown construction paper, just a little smaller than the triangle frame (included in printable template)
  • Next, draw or trace, from brown paper, the werewolf’s ears and an oval to turn into his tuft of hair on his head.
  • Snip around the outside of the oval to make it look “fuzzy” like hair and also put a couple of snips into the ends of his ears.
  • Optional: cut out 2 small red circles for his rosy cheeks
  • Now, from a scrap of black paper, cut
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS WEREWOLF STEP 2
STEP 2

Step 3: Paint

  • Place your popsicle triangle on a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a little brown paint onto the paper
  • Then, pinch the pompom with the clothespin to make your “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle brown and set it aside to dry.
HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS STEP 3 PAINTING THE FRAME
STEP 3

Step 4: Put It Together

HALLOWEEN WEREWOLF CRAFT FOR KIDS
  • You can refer to the picture above for this step. But, please, make it your own, your friendly werewolf does not need to look like mine…seriously.
  • First, glue your brown paper triangle onto the back of the triangle frame using your glue stick.
  • Next, glue on the ears, nose and tuft of hair on the top of his head.
  • Optional: Give him some rosy cheeks
  • Use the markers to add some details.

Halloween Activities to do with your little Monsters (I mean the crafts, not the kids)

The fun doesn’t have to stop with just making these cute monster crafts. Here are some ideas for taking it to the next step…

Add Magnets

To make these into fun seasonal fridge magnets, just purchase a pack of magnets and adhere them to the back. Simple as that. You can do the same thing with these crafts and change it up as the year progresses. Now they are Halloween monster decorations!

pilgrim kids' craft
Pilgrims
Easter Chick Kids Craft
Easter Chick Kids Craft
Christmas Picture Frames
Christmas Picture Frames
Triangle Summer Fruit Collection
Triangle Summer Fruit Collection

Turn It Into a Puppet Show

Turning a craft into an imaginative play activity is like magic. All you need to make these Halloween monster crafts into puppets are some large popsicle sticks. Just tape them to the back and use them as handles. Then make your own stage or you can even purchase an inexpensive puppet stage to be used over and over to tell stories of all kinds throughout the year, like the one below. Just click on the image to learn more!

Return to a Classic

Do you remember flannelgraphs? (Or am I aging myself?) Basically, the concept is that you have movable pieces that stick to a felt background to build a world or tell a story. It is so much fun to move the characters around. To make these cute monster crafts stick to a flannel board, just add a little self-adhesive velcro dot. These can be found at any craft story or Walmart or on Amazon. Here is a great felt backdrop to start with since it folds up and can be put away so easily but also has lots of space. Click on the pic to learn more!

For even more Halloween Monster fun, you can check out these crafts from “The Best Ideas for Kids”

Save these Halloween crafts for kids for later! Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…

HALLOWEEN MONSTER ARTS AND CRAFTS

Here are more Halloween Crafts you might enjoy!

HALLOWEEN GHOST CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Friendly Ghost Craft for Kids
Halloween Target Games Pumpkins
Halloween Kids’ Game Pumpkin Toss
BEST HALLOWEEN KIDS CRAFTS MONSTER SILHOUETTES
monster kids craft

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hi! I'm Joy. So glad you are here!

And I am here to make your life easier…simple as that!  To learn more about me and “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts” go HERE.  

Latest articles

Haunted House Craft Project

One of the best things about this time of year are the Halloween crafts! Seriously, it is so much fun to...

It’s Amazon Prime Day!!! (And there are so many...

In case you haven't heard of Amazon Prime Day before, let me fill you in...it’s a once-a-year HUGE sale at Amazon that...

3D Mandala Art DIY Paper Pumpkins

I just love to make Fall crafts! And, today we are going to learn how to make a 3D paper pumpkin...

7 Brilliant Math Manipulatives to Use at Home

Some of the very best math manipulatives are in your own home already, right in your craft bag!