How to Make a Frankenstein's Monster Candle Cover for Halloween

Three Parts:Making the candle holder baseAdding the Frankenstein's monster featuresSetting the candle aglow

Make a simple Frankenstein's monster candle cover using basic craft items you're likely to have around the house, or can get from the dollar store. The end result is a Frankenstein's monster holder into which you can place a battery-operated candle to add a glowing effect.

Part 1
Making the candle holder base

  1. 1
    Wrap the green construction paper around the container evenly. Use small pieces of tape to attach both sides together.
  2. 2
    At the top of the green construction paper, cut out a half of a moon shape. Keep it within the paper; do not cut to the edges anywhere. This shape will help you to see the light better. The base is now done.

Part 2
Adding the Frankenstein's monster features

  1. 1
    Cut a bow tie shape from the black construction paper. Also cut out six small circles that will be used as facial features on the holder.
  2. 2
    Dab glue on the back of the bow tie and the circles.
  3. 3
    Attach the bow tie about two centimeters up from the bottom of the candle base. Leave sufficient room for the facial features to be placed above it.
  4. 4
    Make the face shape.
    • Attach two of the black circles and attach to the middle of the cover, about 1.5cm away from each other (these will be the eyes).
    • Use another black circle to make the nose so place, placing it about 3 centimeters down from the eyes and between the two eyes.
    • Attach another black circle about 1 inch down from the nose.
    • The face of "Frankenstein's monster" is now complete.
  5. 5
    On one side of the candle holder, attach one black circle in the middle. Do the same on the other side.
  6. 6
    Take the black marker and make three scratch marks around the face. Draw it like a sideways triangle. This forms the scar on Frankenstein's monster's face.

Part 3
Setting the candle aglow

  1. 1
    Drop the flameless candle into the container. Turn it on to watch it glow. That's it; you've finished creating a festive Halloween Frankenstein's monster candle cover.


  • Do not put hot wax or a live flame in the container; it may melt the plastic and the paper might catch on fire. Only use flameless/LED candles.

Things You'll Need

  • A plastic container for holding the candle
  • A flameless/battery-operated candle (you'll be fitting this into the container)
  • 2 pieces of construction paper (one green, and one black)
  • Scissors
  • A black marker
  • Clear tape
  • Glue

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Categories: Kids' Crafts | Halloween Decorations