Frankenstein Wreath Craft for Kids

This easy Frankenstein wreath craft lets kids make a scary Halloween wreath to decorate their home. 

frankenstein halloween wreath step by step

I love making scary Halloween decor with my kids! We have made all sorts of spooky crafts recently including my Paper Plate Witch with rolling eyes and my Cat Lantern craft.

The theme for my kids craft ideas is that they must be relatively quick and require very little craft materials. In many cases most are already in your home!! Probably why I did a whole bunch of Halloween toilet paper roll crafts as I already had everything for them!!

Frankenstein is renown for being a scary sort so my kids decided to make a few Halloween wreaths in his honor! My easy craft tutorial will show you how to make this simple Frankenstein Halloween wreath step by step

If you love decorating your house for every season of the year you can find lots more great DIY Wreaths for kids to make.

frankenstein halloween wreath step by step

Frankenstein Wreath Craft for Kids

Yield: 1

Materials

  • Felt Craft Sheets 9” by 12” – Bright Green, Black, Silver (sold at Joann, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Wal-Mart)
  • Wooden Embroidery Hoop – 4″
  • Pipe Cleaner, Two, Silver – Dollar Store
  • Googly Eyes, Two – Dollar Store
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Pencil
  • Permanent Black Marker
  • Scissors

Instructions

STEP ONE

Gather all supplies. 

Remove the label from the embroidery hoop. Loosen the screw at the top of the hoop and separate the inside hoop from the outside hoop.

Tighten the screw back up. Use one piece of the hoop now and save the other for another project.

You can easily use different colors of felt for another season, i.e black and red for a Christmas wreath or pastel colors for a Spring wreath.

STEP 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. I let my 7 year old daughter do this step.

For this 4″ hoop you will need approximately 25 strips of green and 25 strips black. School age kids can practice their counting here! My 5 year old loved helping to count!

STEP THREE

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. Here again I encouraged my kids to show me where these points are as they have been learning about clock times.

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. 

how to make a frankenstein wreath

My children can now tie great knots so this was a great educational craft for exercising and improving their fine motor skills.

STEP FOUR

Flip the hoop to the back. Take one black scrap strip and attach across the hoop with a glue gun and glue sticks (Mum or Dad need to do this).

Flip to the front and glue two googly eyes to the front of the black scrap strip.

frankenstein felt craft for kids

Cut a small, skinny rectangle from black felt and glue to the top of the wiggle eyes as Frankenstein’s eyebrow. I got my 5 year old to do this; he is great with shapes and cutting too!

STEP FIVE

Wrap two silver tinsel pipe cleaners 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.

STEP SIX

Position one of the green felt scraps flat at the side near the hairline. Draw a scar on that green felt scrap with a permanent black marker. Use Ribbon or Twine as a hanger if you choose.

Aren’t these awesome and so simple to make? Where will you display yours? We made several. Perhaps we may give one to my parents and hang the rest on doors of the house. 

If you have some spare felt and want to make a similar wreath, you can try my spider felt craft

Would you like to see more Frankenstein crafts on my site? How about a spooky pop up card?!

Will you make this Frankenstein Wreath Craft?

Frankenstein Wreath Craft for Kids

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