Halloween shape monster

Spooktacular Fun: How to Make a Halloween Shape Monster Craft


If you’re looking for a fun and engaging craft activity for preschoolers, you’ve come to the right place. Creating a shape monster for Halloween with little ones is a delightful experience and a fantastic way to boost their cognitive and motor skills.

This cute shape monster Halloween craft is a creative way to help preschoolers learn their shapes. It can be used as a fun Halloween or anytime craft because who doesn’t like making monsters?  

These shape monsters make a great classroom display or a cute decoration to hang up at home.  It’s simple to make and only requires a couple of materials.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make a cute, scary Halloween-shaped monster.

Little girl holding shape monster Halloween craft.


construction paper (a variety of colors, including black and white),


You only need construction paper and glue to make a basic shape monster. To add a bit of flare to your Halloween craft, you can add on some googly eyes, glitter, use cotton balls, pom poms, and more. Use your imagination; the possibilities are endless.

Shape Monster Halloween Craft

If doing this activity with young children, you can prep by cutting out all the shapes beforehand.  If working with older children, you can let them cut out their own shapes.


Cut a variety of shapes (square, circle, rectangle, diamond, triangle, hexagon, etc..) out of construction paper to use as the monster’s body.

Arms and legs: Cut out long strips of construction paper

Mouth: Black rectangle

Teeth: White triangles

Eyes: Circles

While doing this craft with the children, make sure you talk about all the different shapes they are using to create their monsters.

Step 1:

Like an assembly line, you can lay out all the shapes on the table and let the kids pick out the pieces for their monsters.  If working with older children, you can give them paper and let them make their own shapes.  I did this with younger and older children.  When I told them it was a contest, the older children got creative with their Halloween shape monsters.

Materials needed to make a shape monster Halloween craft

Step 2

Have the children glue their eyes and nose onto the monster.

Little girls creating a shape monster Halloween craft

Step 3:

Have the children glue the black rectangle onto their monster.  This will be the monster’s mouth.

Step 4:

Glue the white triangles onto the black rectangle.  This will be the monster’s teeth.  It’s fun to make the monster teeth (triangles) a variety of sizes.

Step 5:

Use long strips of construction paper to make the arms and legs. To make the accordion effect fold one strip of paper about an inch down, then turn it over and fold another piece down to continue this until the entire strip is folded.  Unfold the strip, and it should look like an accordion.  Have the children glue the arms and legs to their monster.

Step 6:

If you feel creative, add hair or glitter to your monster.  You can also add googly eyes to the monster’s eyes.

Completed Shaper Monster Craft