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How to Draw Crankenstein

Learn how to draw Crankenstein, the main character in a very cute children’s book by Samantha Berger, with this easy step by step tutorial.

Years ago it was kinder teachers who taught me that one of the best ways to start a lesson for say, 5 and 6-year olds, was to read a book. I saw first hand how quickly it would calm the room, and gather attention to one place, the reader. Worked like a charm, every single time.

I eventually learned that reading almost any book at all would help, but of course the very best experience came from finding books with fun message that would visually match the project.

When I came across “Crankenstein” by Samantha Berger*, the process was actually reversed and the book inspired the project. The fun message about a boy who wakes up super cranky, is a fun twist on a Frankenstein theme, and a great project around Halloween time. *Affiliate link. If you click and take action, I will be compensated a small amount, at no cost to the buyer.

Student artwork done with black Sharpies and watercolor paint.
Want more of a challenge? Try adding shadows for a 3D look.



Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw Crankenstein

  1. Start a large U shape.

  2. Finish the U shape.

  3. Draw a zig zag line for the hair.

  4. Draw two eyes that are flat on top.

  5. Draw a wavy mouth and nose.

  6. Add two large ears.

  7. Draw curves for shoulders.

  8. Add neck and arm lines inside.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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