What do you get when you mix and match parts of creatures? In Mary Shelley’s original story, Victor Frankenstein built a person out of dead body parts and brought it to life. But Dr. Frankenstein thought his creature looked like a monster, and he let it run away.

What makes a creature beautiful, or horrible to look at? How does that affect the way you feel about the creature?

In this activity, you will design a creature from parts you choose!

You can download 🔗 and print these instructions.


Collect these materials:

  1. Catalogs, flyers, any throw-away print materials with nice big, colorful pictures of dolls, stuffed or real animals, robots, or anything that might have an interesting body part
  2. Scissors
  3. A sheet of heavy paper or cardboard to attach your creature to
  4. Tape or glue for connecting the parts together


Show us what you made!

Did you make a Frankentoy? Then share it with us! We love seeing what people make.
To receive your achievement, follow the link below to show us your work!


...and then claim your exclusive Frankenstein200 Award Certificate!