Little ghouls, princesses, vampires, zombies, superheroes, and fairies will soon be making their yearly appearance. You can bring the fun of Halloween to the classroom by having children create their own Monster Dolls. Inspired by a customer review for Giant Paper Kids, this Halloween craft is sure to inspire spooky fun in your classroom!



  1. Ask children what kind of monster they want to create (zombie, vampire, ghost, mummy, pirate, or a monster of their own making). Give each child a Giant Paper Kid, or have children trace with a marker on art paper rolls to make child-size paper dolls.
  2. Have a variety of wiggly eyes, markers, crayons, and construction paper available, so children can get the colors and materials they need to create their Monster Dolls. You can also have other materials, such as toilet paper, gauze, spider web material, and plastic teeth, available for children to choose from.
  3. Encourage children to have fun decorating their Monster Dolls. They should start with designing clothes for their monsters. They can use crayons or markers to draw clothes on the Giant Paper Kids, or they can use construction paper to make pants, shirts, capes, and more. The next thing they should work on is the monster’s features. They can glue down wiggly eyes and draw or make different face features or any other characteristics they want to add to their dolls.
  4. Display children’s Monster Dolls in the classroom with webs and paper spiders for a cool effect.

Be sure to share pictures of your students’ creations on our Facebook or Twitter pages! You can also browse the Kaplan Blog for additional Halloween crafts and activities.