Line studies can be an excellent way to keep your active toddler busy- not only is it a super constructive motor activity, but it also requires little to no supervision from your end.
This Frankenstein line study in particular, can also offer you a good chance to teach your little one about the character, and get him in the spirit of Halloween.
Best of all, you don’t even need a whole bunch of fancy art supplies to make it happen. So read on and get started on this exciting art activity for toddlers.
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Supplies Needed For This Super Cute Frankenstein Craft
So you’re ready to get your little one to try this fun and exciting Frankenstein craft? Here’s exactly what you’ll need.
- Construction Paper (or cardstock)
- Fine Tip Black Marker
- Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils
How to Try This Frankenstein Line Study Yourself
Starting with this activity is easy! First, download the free printable and print it out on a sheet of paper. Get the rest of your supplies ready.
Next, hand over the fine tip marker to your little one, and get him to fill up each section of the Frankenstein (except the eyes) with lines, as straight as he can get them.
This activity can take time, but can be a great way to improve your toddler’s focus, and also sharpen his fine motor skills and drawing abilities.
Once he’s done filling up the entire picture with lines, ask him to add color to it!
Sure, green and purple may be the perfect colors to use, but if your little one’s imagination is taking him wild, and he wants to experiment with other colors, let him!
While your little one is at work, you can get some chores sorted out, or sit down and teach him about Halloween, its traditions and even lend him a glimpse into Frankenstein and his story.
Once done, trim off the excess white margin around the edges, and that’s it!
You can also cut out and stick this Frankenstein on a sheet of card paper, and even frame it out if you’re up for it.
Fun Facts About Frankenstein for Kids
You can make this art activity even more exciting by teaming it up with these fun facts about Frankenstein and leave your little one intrigued.
- Frankenstein is a monster based on the book written by Mary Shelly.
- Mary Shelly was just 18 years old when she started writing the book.
- She started writing the book because someone challenged her to come up with a horror story.
- In the story, Frankenstein is not the name of the creature, but the doctor who made the creature.
And if your little one loved this art activity, you can also get him to try some similar craft activities- most of which are Frankenstein and Halloween themed! I’ve listed down some of my favorites here, and most of these are just as easy to do.
- Frankenstein Craft & Activity for Kids
- Super Fun Mad Scientist Craft
- Frankenstein Cupcakes Halloween Treats
- Disney Mickey Ears Frankenstein Craft
- DIY Halloween Wooden Spoons
And if you’re on the hunt for more line art projects like this one, guess what? I’ve got that too, in these exciting Halloween characters, all ready for your toddler to get started on!
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.