Candy Frankenstein


So I used to be crafty.

This was before I had babies, or started a website, or …well..turned 30…


Not sure what happened to my craftiness.

But I lost it.


Here’s an example.

About 11ish years ago I made these Candy Frankensteins.  I saw the idea in a Halloween magazine…

I have no idea what magazine.

But anyway, I decided that I would make Candy Frankensteins for Halloween.

This was also back in the olden days before instagram or facebook or any of the picture sharing sites that you can take pictures of your craftiness and upload them and have all your friends marvel at how talented you are.

Back when times were more pure ;)


So I just made Candy Frankensteins for my own viewing pleasure.

Isn’t that weird?

Funny thing is, I didn’t even take ACTUAL pictures of them either.  With a camera.  Probably because that was back when I had a camera where I had to get film processed and it was all a big hassle.

The olden days.


All I had to prove that I made these Frankensteins were my memories.  Because my husband can’t remember me making them either…Further proving my point that if you don’t have photographic evidence, it didn’t happen.


So I decided to re-make them.  From my memories.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • green construction paper
  • purple construction paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • Breathe Savers Mints, whole packs
  • mini boxes of Nerds
  • medium boxes of raisins (2 1/2″ tall)
  • mini M&Ms
  • Smarties
  • black marker


These really are simple, although they require a few steps…

If you are going to make a large number of them, my tip would be to do them in steps over a few days, so you don’t stress yourself out…either that or employ a few friends to get crafty with you!


First cut and measure out your Frankenstein shirt…

If you use the same size raisin box I did, it will be 2 1/2 inches tall.  You will need to cut the paper 6″ long to allow for over lap.

Cut the corners of the paper on a slant to look like a cute vest.

Hot glue it to the raisin box.

Next wrap Franky’s head…

I left a little extra paper at the top to make his “hair” taller.

Next I drew a face and hair on with a black marker…

Then I got his “bolts” ready…
I hot glued 2 Smarties together and then glued them to his neck…

For his nose I hot glued on a mini M&M…

Next I attached his arms and legs.

For his arms, I simply glued on 2 packs of Smarties on each side of the raisin box.

For the legs, I used 2 packs of BreathSavers.  When I did them the first time I remember using 2 small packs of Double Mint gum, but I looked all over for those small packs and I couldn’t find them.  So I used the mints, which worked out really well.

I just hot glued them onto the bottom of the raisins…

And that was it!

These would make the cutest Halloween classroom gifts!


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  1. 1
    Melissa says:

    Just had a great idea to improve on these! I know I hate when people say how great a recipe or craft is then they tell you all the changes they made to it. Anyway, did you know they sell small boxes of raisenettes about this size? I don’t eat raisins but chocolate covered raisins, yes please. These are super cute!

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    Raquel says:

    Una idea estupenda, me encanta.
    Un beso.

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    SNancyKat says:

    I’m thinking it would work with a pack of cigarettes and some lighters too!! Ya know…for the adult crowd. :-)

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    Frankenstein says:

    Hey thanks for this tutorial a little easier then i thought and great fun for this Halloween will be giving this a go thanks for the details.

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