Everything is better Mickey-shaped and that includes these handmade Frankenstein Mickey & Minnie ornaments made from paper! This Disney craft is fun for all ages and is made very easily using a free printable template and cardstock. Make these ornaments to decorate your Halloween tree, or if you’ve not jumped on the latest trend for putting up a tree at Halloween, then you can always make these for your Christmas tree instead!
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Frankenstein Mickey & Minnie
If you are a Disney fan, there is nothing more iconic than Mickey Mouse’s silhouette – especially his ears! Pair that with the iconic Frankenstein head with bolts in his neck, scars across his face, and jagged hairline, and you have got yourself a very cool Halloween ornament!
Add the Bride of Frankenstein to the mix with her tall hair and wavy white stripes running through it and place a Minnie Mouse bow on top. Now you have a pair of ornaments that are a match made in Disney Halloween heaven!
The trend for putting up a Halloween tree has been growing over the past few years (mainly because of Instagram!) and as someone who loves Halloween, it is only appropriate that I should have one too. In all actuality, I’ve got two Halloween trees!
However, unlike the trend which seems to be regular Christmas trees that are then decorated with spooky ornaments; mine are artificial, black, manzanita trees and I love hanging all of my Halloween ornaments on them each year!
I’ve already shared an awesome handmade Maleficent ornament, and I’ve got more Disney ornament crafts coming your way too. Make sure you are part of The Pumpkin Patch (details below) so that you don’t miss the tutorials when they are released!
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
Full instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but here is a quick outline so you know what to expect from the craft. I highly recommend always reading everything all the way through before starting any project so you understand all the steps required.
A few simple craft supplies are needed for this paper ornament
- Construction Paper or Cardstock in the following colors:
- Black (Fine) Glitter (optional)
- Silver (Fine) Glitter (optional)
- School Glue/White PVA Glue
- Glue Stick
- Black String or Ribbon – for hanging your completed ornament
- Laminator – optional, but you can laminate your ornaments if you wish
- Mickey & Minnie Mouse Ornament Template – as with [most of] my free printables, this is available in two different sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″). You’ll find the downloads below, surrounded by a purple box.
How to make Frankenstein Mickey & Minnie
I’ve got step-by-step photos to guide you through making these Disney Halloween ornaments, and there is also a slideshow video over on my YouTube channel that you can watch and save to your Playlists for future reference. (Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there!)
Assembling Mickey Frankenstein, and his bride Minnie is really easy – here is how you do it!
Simply print the template onto the corresponding colored paper or card and cut the pieces out. Alternatively, you could print onto regular paper and trace around the pieces onto the colored card, especially if you are worried that it won’t go through your printer.
Space out their ears pieces evenly and glue behind the top of the Mickey, and Minnie’s heads.
Stick the bolts into the side of Mickey’s head, just under the hairline.
For Minnie, glue her hair at the top of her head and then the bow on top of the hair piece.
Use the photos as a guide if you’re not quite sure, but you should be able to figure out what goes where.
Adding glitter is optional, but a bit of sparkle on ornaments, whether they are for Halloween or Christmas is always a good thing!
Cover Mickey’s hair (be careful not to glue past the hairline) and Minnie’s hair (but not the white stripes) with white school glue and sprinkle black glitter over to fully cover. Shake off the excess and leave to dry. You can cover the neck bolts with silver glitter in the same way.
Just one more step which is sticking a loop of black string or ribbon to the back of the ornaments. Leave everything to dry completely before hanging on your tree!
If you want the decorations to last longer, you could run them through a laminator before attaching the hanging loop. When cutting out after laminating the ornaments, make sure you leave a slight edge so that the laminating sheets do not come apart!
Download Frankenstein Mickey & Minnie Templates
- Free Printable Disney Ornament Template – Mickey & Minnie Frankenstein – A4 Size
- Free Printable Disney Ornament Template – Mickey & Minnie Frankenstein – US Letter Size
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More Disney Crafts
Once you’ve made these Mickey & Minnie ornaments I know you’ll be looking for more Disney crafts! Take a look at these next:
- How To Make Snow White Poison Apple Mickey Ears
- Maleficent Cupcake Bath Bombs with Whipped Soap Frosting!
- How To Make a Minnie Mouse Hair Bow using Duck Tape
- Construction Paper or Cardstock in the following colors: Black, Purple, Light Green, White
- Green, and Silver Glitter (optional)
- Black String or Ribbon
- White School Glue (PVA Glue)
- Glue Stick
- Laminator & Laminating Sheets (optional)
- Download and print out the Frankenstein ornament template onto corresponding colored papers or cardstock (Link in the blog post). Cut out and set aside. If the craft papers/card won't go through your printer, print on regular paper and trace around the pieces instead.
- Add white school glue to Mickey's hair being careful not to go over the edges. Sprinkle over black glitter and tap off the excess. Leave to dry. Repeat the glue/glitter process with Minnie's hair - avoiding the white stripes. Finally, you can add silver gitter to the neck bolts.
- When the glitter pieces are dry assemble using the pictures below as a guide. Space the ears evenly apart and stick behind the top of the head. Stick neck bolts to Mickey's head, just below the hairline. Add Minnie's hair in front of the ears at the top of her head. Stick the bow on top. You could always add purple glitter to the bow if you like!
- Finally, form a hanging loop with a piece of string or ribbon and stick to the back of the ornament.
- If you want, you can laminate the ornaments so that it lasts longer. Before attaching the loop, run it through a laminator and cut away the excess. Make sure you leave a slight edge as you cut it out so that the laminating sheets don't fall away! Attach loop to back.
- Hang your Mickey Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein Minnie ornaments on your tree!
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween and Fall! You can check out Crafty October from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!
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