These DIY Frankenstein Treat Baskets are so adorable and easy to make! This Halloween craft can be made by just about anyone. They make a great classroom Halloween treat or hand them out on Halloween night as treats to the trick-or-treaters!

DIY Frankenstein Treat Baskets


Halloween is my favorite time of year. I love decorating the house with my kids in anticipation of that one night filled with imagination, costumes, jack o’lanterns, and candy. I feel like a kid at Christmas time every time a trick or treater comes knocking on my door. Seeing all the kids, babies, adults, and furry friends decked out in their costumes is a lot of fun. I really enjoy seeing everyone decked out for the day. The look on their faces when I hand them a treat like these DIY Frankenstein Treat Baskets, absolutely priceless.

What you will need:

DIY Frankenstein Treat BasketsGreen and Yellow Construction Paper
Glue Stick
Hot Glue Gun 
Black Permanent Marker
Green Shredded Paper
Burpee Seed Starting Fiber Pots 3″ square
A variety of bite sized Halloween Candy along with some Pixie Sticks


Step 1. On the green construction paper, draw out a Frankenstein head for the front of your treat baskets. Measure the paper to these approximate measurements. 1 1/2 inches on the bottom and taper up to 2 inches at the top. The piece should be 2 1/4 inches tall. Make one to use as a master copy and trace the remaining amount of Frankenstein heads that you will need.

Step 2. Using your scissors, cut out the Frankenstein heads.

Step 3. Referencing  the diagram below, draw the face of Frankenstein onto the green pieces of construction paper. I have made this super simple. I know that even the folks that consider themselves to be the least artistic, will find these instructions easy. Give it a shot! After all, these are meant for Halloween, it is okay if they do not look perfect!

DIY Frankenstein Treat Baskets

Step 4. Use the glue stick to attach the green faces to the yellow paper, then cut out leaving a thin border of yellow around the edges.

DIY Frankenstein Treat Baskets

Step 5. From Yellow Paper cut strips that are 11 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. These are optional to line the inside of the baskets.

Step 6. Use a glue gun to secure the faces on the fronts of the baskets.

Step 7. Wrap the yellow strips of paper around the inside of each basket and secure at the ends with hot glue.

Step 8. Add shredded paper and Halloween Candy

DIY Frankenstein Treat Baskets

If an adult completes the hot glue gun and scissors step this DIY Halloween craft could be for someone as young as a toddler. Have fun with this craft…. get creative. Replace Frankenstein’s face with a ghost or black cat! What are you going to do with these DIY Frankenstein Treat Baskets?

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