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I had so much fun making Picasso inspired Frankensteins with my son’s 1st grade class. I was inspired to to try this project after seeing this wonderful post about a Picasso monster project. With the help of one other parent, I was able to help 27 children complete this Halloween kids craft in an hour. It would have been nice though to have a little more time for the children to work on the background of their pictures. The best part about this project is that there was virtually no prep time.
Picasso Frankenstein Supplies (affiliate links provided for your convenience)
- 9″ x 12″ bright green and dark green card stock or construction paper for the Frankenstein head.
- Construction paper in various colors for face details and optional background images.
- 12″ x 18″ construction paper in different colors for the background. I allowed the children to select from black, orange and purple.
- Black Sharpie pen fine point.
- Metallic washi tape.
- Glue Stick
- Crayons – the children used crayons for the background drawings.
Picasso Frankenstein Directions:
- Draw the outline of Frankenstein’s head on a piece of green paper. I told the children to try and make sure it was close to the same size of the paper.
- Cut out the outline.
- Trace the outline onto another piece of green paper and cut it out.
- On one of the green heads, start at the top middle and draw the side outline of a face. I showed the children how to draw a slightly rounded forehead and then told them to draw a large nose in the middle of the face. We also added a rounded bottom portion for a chin.
- Cut along the face line.
- Glue the main head cut-out near the bottom of the 12″ x 18″ construction paper. I told the children to leave a four finger space for a neck. Glue the side profile paper on top.
- Draw and cutout eyes. Draw one eye that looks straight forward and another eye that’s a side-profile. Glue onto the head. I told the children it was okay to make them look wonky and not in line.
- Add a neck from the leftover green paper.
- Color in the eyes and add a mouth and teeth cut from white and black construction paper.
10. Use a Sharpie pen to outline the eyes, face and to add eyebrows and scars.
11. Cut out hair and ears from constructions paper and glue them onto the head. Also add neck bolts using metallic washi tape. 12. Decorate the top of the paper with construction paper cut-outs or crayon drawings and doodles. You can even add texture using glitter, sequins, sticker gems and other embellishments. Lots of possibilities.
As you can see the children all made their very own unique version of a Picasso Frankenstein. It was so fun to see how each student put their own creative touch on this fun Halloween kids craft.