Do your little ones love spooky monsters? Then why not download these 3D monster templates and make some awesome paper Halloween crafts?
There’s 8 didfferent Halloween characters included in the pack and they are:
- A witch
- A mummy
- A zombie
- A vampire
- Frankenstein’s Monster
- A 3-eyed monster
- A flying monster
- And a Pumpkin Head
All of these are reasonably easy to make (some require more precise scissor control than others) and for each monster there’s a color template and a black and white one.
If your little ones want to use the black and white monster templates, then they can choose the colors and add some more details if they wish!
If your little ones just love crafts then you may want to check out these simple cut and paste crafts as well!
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making these paper Halloween crafts, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
- Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
These crafts will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.
How To Prepare These Paper Halloween Crafts
First you’re going to want to download the spooky monster templates by clicking on the download button at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version for each character.
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Other materials you’ll need:
- Safety scissors
- Card stock or Craft paper
- Some good glue
- Some coloring pencils or pens or other artsy materials
Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.
Although all the templates are different, they all follow the same basic steps:
- Fold along the line above the feet and bend them upwards
- Apply some glue to the white tab on the body part
- Curl the body part around to make a tube and use the white tab to hold it together
- Apply glue to the neck
- Stick the head onto the neck
- Stick the arms onto the side of the body
That’s it for the basic monsters but most of the monster templates have little extras to add to them.
I’ll go over them briefly below (although I expect you could figure it out):
The Paper Witch Craft
- Stick the hair to the witch’s head
- Stick the hat to the hair
- Stick the two sides of the broom together
- Then either stick the broom onto the witch’s hand or just use as a prop.
The Paper Flying Monster Craft
- Stick the horns to the monster’s head
- Stick the two sides of the wings together
- Then stick the wings onto the monster’s back
The Paper 3-eyed Monster Craft
- Stick the third eye to the back of the head
The Paper Frankenstein Craft
- Stick the hair to the head
- Stick the bolts to the back of the head
- Stick the pocket on the body (if you want it to pop – apply only a little clue around the bottom and side edges leaving the top edge open)
The Paper Mummy Craft
- Stick the bit of bandage to the back of the head
The Paper Pumpkin Head Craft
- Choose which eyes and mouth you’d like to ‘carve’
- Stick them to the head
- Stick the stalk to the back of the head
The Paper Vampire Craft
- Stick the hair to the head
- Stick the collar to the back of the neck / head inside the tube
The Paper Zombie Craft
- Stick the eyes to the head (these can be a bit wobbly)
- Stick the ripped sections to the body
After that you’re all done!
Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!
And Don’t Forget… There’s Also Black And White Monster Templates!
I’ve also made black and white versions of each monster which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their Halloween monsters in their own way!
So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!
I’d love to hear how they get on!