Free Printable Build A Mad Scientist Craft Template for Halloween

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Use this free printable paper Mad Scientist Craft Template to build a mad scientist figure for Halloween!

This papercraft helps children to improve their cutting and pasting skills while having some mysterious Halloween fun!

Free Printable Build A Mad Scientist Craft Template for Halloween

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Mad Scientist Craft Template

Introducing – Magnus the Mad Scientist!


If you are a regular on my blog you’ll notice that my buildable characters have a cute chubby style, and if they are animals they are anthropomorphic, which basically means that they have human traits – like standing on two legs instead of four.

I introduced my cute chubby roly-poly Halloween characters several years ago, and the set currently includes 18 characters.

I’m introducing a few new characters that I hope you will love as much as the others!

You will find links to all of the other buildable Halloween characters at the end of this post.

The Halloween characters are part of a wider set of buildable characters that are a fun free activity to do at home, in an activity group or club, during homeschool, or in the classroom!

I’ve provided the links to all of my other buildable characters at the end of this blog post too.

I’ve created two sizes for this cute free printable paper Mad Scientist: 

  • Regular size, with all of the pieces on one sheet of paper and creates a character around 4″/10cm tall. (This is the image at the top of the post.)
  • Large size with the pieces spread over several sheets. This creates a character around 12″/30cm tall.
  • The two sizes are two separate downloads.
  • You will find the download links further down this page surrounded by a purple box.
  • Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
  • I’ve provided two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) – use the size that is appropriate for your printer.
  • You can find the black and white version of Magnus the Mad Scientist in our Purple Pumpkin Printables Shop.

The free printable Halloween papercraft is really fun – not just for kids, but for adults too!

I love building the characters after I’ve designed them! A digital representation is shown below.

Fun Halloween Craft! Build-a-Mad-Scientist

How To Use the Build-a-Mad-Scientist Printable

The regular size printable is for children that are more skilled at cutting (or you can cut them out for them).

The large size should be a lot easier for younger children as the pieces are bigger. 

Of course, you know your children, so will know what suits them best!

Once cut, place the pieces in the correct order to figure out where everything goes before sticking them in place.

You can stick the pieces together with a glue stick, or sticky tape. I like using this roller glue as it is so easy to use and has less sticky mess!

For an extra crafty dimension, why not mount the character onto a larger piece of paper and use other craft materials to embellish it? For example, glitter, furry fabric, craft foam, or tissue paper to name a few.

You can use a laminator and laminate the pieces if you like and use them over and over again.

Most of all, just have fun with this Halloween printable!

Download your chosen printable from the list further down the page (they’re surrounded by a purple box), and print onto thick paper or thin card. Cut the pieces out, then build a Mad Scientist!

Included in this printable paper Mad Scientist craft are the following pieces:

  • Body/Head (with nose and mouth in place)
  • Eyebrows (these are also in place on the regular size printable)
  • Goggles
  • Lab Coat
  • 2 Arms
  • 2 Feet
  • Test Tube & Bubbles
Build a Mad Scientist Free Printable
Free Printable for Halloween Build-a-Mad-Scientist

Other Halloween Characters in This Series

You could mix up the different elements for added fun to create completely new Halloween characters!

Mad Scientist Craft Template Downloads

Download Mad Scientist Template (Large)

Click the download link to save the printable file(s) to your computer.
The Shop opens in a new tab/window.

Download Mad Scientist Template (Regular)

Visit The Purple Pumpkin Shop for more awesome printables and products!

Other Buildable Characters!

We have lots of other buildable characters that you may like to download:

The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog. Check out Crafty October from 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration; including recipes, printables, crafts, and more!

Crafty October on The Purple Pumpkin Blog

The free printables are in PDF format and can be opened with the free-to-use Adobe Acrobat Reader (or other PDF Readers). If the download is a Zip File, it can be downloaded with WinZip, WinRar, or other software typically bundled on computers. Printables designed and created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog and its Designers are for PERSONAL USE ONLY and NOT FOR RESALE under any circumstances. Please read our full Terms and Conditions. You are welcome to print these free printables at an online print shop or print shop in-store if you don’t have access to a printer; however, some print shops may not print licensed characters. Colors may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. You may share this free printable blog post on social media, including Pinterest, and on your blog/website with a link to this blog post. Please DO NOT share the PDF on social media or your blog/website. If you use any of our printables, it would be awesome to know about it! Post a picture on the social media platform you hang out on, and follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Pinterest. Use the hashtag #TPPBprintables so we can find you!

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