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Frankenstein Window Hanger

  • Books & Language Arts
  • Science & STEM
  • Young Adult
  • Grades 6-8

Scare trick-or-treaters with this Frankenstein glow in the dark craft in your window!

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Halloween Frankenstein Craft

 

Frankenstein Halloween Craft

 

Step 2.

 

First, you must create your base. Lay down (9) Wood Sticks horizontally. Glue (2) Wood Sticks vertically onto the (9) sticks to secure shape. Allow glue to dry.

Halloween decoration

 

Step 3.

 

Paint base with green Glow In The Dark Paint. Paint additional coat if desired.

Frankenstein Window Decoration

 

Step 4.

 

Once dry, use heavy duty scissors to cut the tips of one exposed craft stick on the base. This might require adult assistance.

 

Step 5.

 

Lay your base as shown and paint on a spiked hairline, nose, and mouth in black Acrylic Paint. Also paint the two tips that are still exposed with black Acrylic Paint. These tips represent the bolts on Frankenstein’s neck.

Frankenstein Craft

 

Step 6.

 

Glue (2) Wiggly Eyes onto the face. For a fun monster look, use two different sized eyes!

Halloween window decoration

 

Step 7.

 

For added decoration, shape a black Fuzzy Stick in the zig zag pattern you created for the spiked hairline and glue onto the head.

Handmade Halloween Craft

 

Step 8.

 

Use a second piece of black Fuzzy Stick to create a hanger shape that you glue onto the back.

 

Step 9.

 

Slip hanger on a Suction Cup and hang on your window for  Halloween! Make sure your Frankenstein is facing out so he can surprise all the neighbors walking up for treats!

To see other Glow in the Dark Crafts with wood sticks, watch this video!

 


Introduce Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, while crafting this glowing monster to bring your students’ creativity to life!  

  • It’s Alive! The paint used to create a glowing effect on this Frankenstein monster craft is phosphorescent — which means sunlight charges it during the day, then, when it’s dark, it glows! It may seem like magic, but it’s really science in action — discover how glow-in-the-dark paint works during your students’ craft time!
  • Shelley’s Story: Teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is important because of the novel’s connection to the Summer of 1817, the medical discoveries of the time, and the rise of female authors in the 19th century. Plus, Frankenstein’s gothic themes make the perfect reading for the Halloween season!

Once your students are familiar with the themes and topics of the gothic genre, encourage them to write their own spooky stories. Give your class a short prompt to start with, then set a timer for 15-30 minutes while they explore the world of creative writing!