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Simple pencil pot Frankenstein craft for kids this Halloween

This month, we have not one but TWO crafts for you for Halloween – think we got a bit monster gung ho….here is the first one, and come back next week for our Spider Treat or Treat bags do.

A simple frankenstein craft for halloween for the kids; decorating a pencil pot to make it look like Frank from Hotel Transylvania.

My daughter was determined to try and recreate a little bit of the Hotel Transylvania magic that we have had recently in the household and on the blog with our colouring pages and the visit to the film. We have therefore made rather a cute little Frank pencil/pen tin for all the kids tat are just rubbish at keeping their pens and pencils in one place…and the adults too.


  • Simple pencil pot
  • Green card
  • Purple card (optional)
  • Black card (optional)
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Two small corks (from small test tube bottles)
  • Bostik glue dots
  • Bostik white glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Black market pen


1. Cut out a piece of green card so its the same size as the pencil pot, and fits all the way around – no gaps! Glue this on with the Bostik White Glue.

2. Remove the corks from your two little test tubes and clue them on to the side of the pots with your glue dots.

Adding the corks to the side of the pencil pot mean your Frankenstein raft takes shape.

3. Cut out two purple circles, or grab a purple crayon, and colour in the Frankenstein cheeks on your pot.

4. Let your child’s imagination run wild with the designs on his face; my daughter kept it simple with a bit of a stitch, black eyes, nose and mouth; but you could go all out with Google eyes if you like, and stick them on with Bostik glue dots.

Frankenstein Halloween craft - colouring in Franks face

5. Cut a strip of black card, about 1-1.5cm in wide, and make one of the edges jagged, by cutting it into triangles all the way around. Stick this at the top of the pot, where you will be popping in your pencils. My daughter decided not to cut out Frank’s hair, but to draw it on instead though.

6. Add in your pencils, preferably black ended ones, as they look much more authentic as the hair then! ;-) Voila – your finished Frank!

We hope you have enjoyed this craft, do check out the other #BostikBlogger crafts on Twitter, as well as the other crafts that we have on the blog. We are getting so much better at them now ;-)

We do find a lot of great crafts on Pinterest as well, so check out our Crafty Fun for the Kids board, which gives you a lot more ideas. We even have a Halloween specific board for you to explore at this time of year.

Follow Helen Neale – KiddyCharts’s board Love Halloween with kids on Pinterest.

Don’t forget, if you aren’t able to make this craft now – then do pin it for later!

Easy Frankenstein craft for halloween for the kids. A pencil pot.

Note: My daughter is ten and took all these pictures herself on my iPhone. They are copyrighted Chatterbox; didn’t she do brilliantly?

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Monday 26th of October 2015

Great way of having some Halloween fun! Love the cork!


Wednesday 21st of October 2015

This is really cute, I'll have to show Emmy as I'm rather bored with telescopes from loo rolls atm


Tuesday 20th of October 2015

Such a simple and effective idea

Michelle Twin Mum

Monday 19th of October 2015

Nice and easy but looks effective, I bet the kids had fun. Mich x


Sunday 18th of October 2015

Such a brilliant and simple idea, I may plan this in for the half term activities!

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