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How to Draw Crankenstein

You can students how to draw a “Crankenstein”, thanks to this very funny new children’s book by Samantha Berger. Super simple and cute.

Turns out that you only need a few simple lines and shapes to draw a Crankenstein, which makes it pretty ideal for kinder and first graders.

You can see my step by step diagram that I created as I had six kinder classes, and many were still learning the idea of following directions. Making a visual diagram turned out to be really helpful, and worth the few extra minutes it took to set it up.


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Student drawings


There are lots of fun and easy ones in my new HALLOWEEN DRAWING ebook. It contains 25 tutorials that help young artists draw new shapes, and the more experienced with a place to begin before adding their own twists, and details, and shadows.

Each project includes easy to follow step-by-step tutorial, a full size line drawing for reference, and finished color sample. Just click on the title or book to learn more.


  1. Center and trace the cardboard template onto the paper.
  2. Follow a directed draw in this order: Zig-zag hair, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Shoulders, Neck, Arms, Optional hair for a girl.
  3. Trace the pencil drawing with a thick Sharpie marker.
  4. Color the hair with the thick Sharpie marker.
  5. The clothes are colored with a crayon.
  6. Paint the skin with a premixed watery green paint.
  7. Paint the background whatever color you want.

  1. camillecrisinel

    Great project. I just did it with my 8 y.o. students. They loved it. Easy and quick. Thank you !

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