Peek A Boo Frankie

By Noreen Doll.

Frankie is always a Halloween favorite, and a peek a boo Frankie is a fun idea for kids.

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He can be made with card stock or craft foam, but craft foam would be sturdier and take more of a beating.

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Paper for Pattern

Craft Foam – Green, Black, and White

White Oil Based Sharpie

3/4 Inch Brad

Wiggly Eyes, optional

Paper Punch


How to Make Peek A Boo Frankie.

1. Make the paper patterns.

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Be sure the gravestone is large enough to completely conceal Frankie when it is closed and overlapped. (An inch to 1 1/2 inches wider than Frankie’s head.)

2. Trace the patterns onto the craft foam.

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Cut out. Cut the gravestone down the center where the red line on the template shows.

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3. Make Frankie’s face. Use wiggly eyes or create some from bits of craft foam.

Make an oval from green for his nose. Cut out. Use a pencil or light dusting of ink around the edge to shade it.

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Place the eyes fairly close together and the nose just under them. Leave enough room at the top of the face for Frankie’s hair.

Draw his mouth with a Sharpie.

Add a scar or two. Make the stitches uneven.

4. Make 2 bolts for his neck, leaving the ends long enough to attach to the back.

5. Cut out a fringe of hair for Frankie, and attach it.

6. Write Frankie’s name or other message on the tombstone.

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I used a white, oil based Sharpie, found in the art department in Hobby Lobby.

7. Punch a small hole in the center of the base of Frankie’s neck.Crafty Journal - Peek A Boo Frankie


Lay the gravestone pieces over the neck hole and mark where the holes should be in each of them.

8. Put the brad through the hole in the right side of the gravestone, then the left side, and then through the hole in Frankie’s neck

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Don’t close the brad too tightly as you want the gravestone to be able to slide open and shut.

Of course, very young children need to be supervised when using anything with small parts.


If card stock is used it would be a good idea to glue an extra small square or circle of it  on the back side where the hole is, to keep the hole from tearing out immediately.

Gray would also be a good color for the gravestone, and you could then use a black Sharpie to write on it.

Noreen Doll

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  1. Darling little Frankie! I think he would hold the attention of 5 year old boys – just enough work before they wander away – and super finished item that they’d enjoy playing with. Thanks!

  2. we are not big on Halloween here in Australia, but this is sort of cute (for an ugly monster!)

  3. So cute!!!

  4. I might just have to make one for my toddler to play with. He would love playing peek-a-boo with Frankenstein! Does that sound morbid? :)

  5. Hello, I love this peek a boo frankenstein!!Very cute ! My little boy would love this!! I am visiting from Get Your DIy er on .

  6. Love this craft!

  7. Oh my word, how cute is this. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. SO cute!!! I think my kids would love to try this!! Thanks!!

    I found you through Stringtown Home’s Tips & Tricks Party

  9. So cute! He made me giggle! LOL! Such a fun little craft… love it! Thanks so much for sharing it at the party! Hope you’re having a great week!

  10. This is such a fun craft! My little guy would love this! I would love to have you share at my link party! :)

  11. Very Cute, I’m sure little ones would love to play peek a boo with Frankie and Big bros and sisters could help in the making. Thanks for sharing at the Fluster Buster party, have a great weekend, Lizy party co host

  12. Cute!

  13. This is so cute! My Grandson wants to be Frankenstein this Halloween! Thanks for sharing this fun craft at TTF!

  14. Noreen,
    What an adorable Halloween craft! My older daughter would love making this, and my younger daughter will go nuts playing with it. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  15. What a great idea, he would make a great Halloween party decoration

  16. This is too cute, Noreen. Thanks for sharing. :)

  17. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  18. Awww…so cute! Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays! We love having you! :)

  19. Another great project…Thanks for sharing at One More Time Events…Hugs Tammy

  20. Noreen, this little guy is adorable :) Thank you so much for linking up your chalk board project with Get Your DIY on this week! I hope you’ll join us today to link up any Thrifty Halloween Decor you have :)

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

  21. I love this. Perfect for a Halloween card to grandparents and family!

  22. I love your idea of using it as a Halloween card!

  23. Just wanted to let you know that your Frankie is featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop! Hugs…Debbie

  24. So cute! I’m sure the kiddos love it! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell.

  25. Cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

  26. This is so cool! It would make a great craft for kids too.

  27. Adorable Noreen! Featuring you tomorrow @DearCreatives thanks for sharing at the party! Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  28. Now this is totally adorable! My boys would love to help make one of these! Thanks so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On! Hope to see you on Sunday at 7 pm EST to link up your spooky outdoor decor!!

    ~Abby =)

  29. What a darling monster craft! I bet the little ones would love playing peek-a-boo with Frank. Thanks for linking up at Share it Saturday. I’m featuring you this week.

  30. This is so much fun and I love Frankenstein. Thanks for sharing peek-a-boo Frankie at Link It or Lump It :)

  31. What a cool and spooky Halloween idea! We love it! Our newest showcase is here and we hope you stop in and share again!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  32. Frankie’s adorable. A great project for kids!

  33. Darling!! Love this. So fun and simple for the little ones!

  34. Wow, your Frankie craft is ridiculously creative!! I love how the ‘doors’ pivot! It’s fun projects of yours that we’d love to see at our Outside [the Box] Link Party. Off to go pin!!

    The party is every Tuesday at 5PM EST.

  35. This is too cute!

    Stopped by today via the Weekend ReTreat!

  36. Super cute idea! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  37. FUN!! I love it.

    I am a co-host for Wake-Up Wednesday Linky Party and would like to thank you for partying with us.


  38. He is so cute – I bet my grandkids would love him. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  39. Frankie is adorable.

  40. Great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing..

  41. Thanks sharing Frankie with the Mommy Needs a Time Out Linky party, we’re pinning this post on our group board.

  42. what a little cutie! I love your peek a boos you share and the little finger puppets too. Frankie looks so friendly and happy, not scary at all and I could play with him all day :) Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  43. I love that he is playing peek a boo, so cute!

  44. This is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Tips & Tricks linky party last week. Hope you’ll join again this week….. the party goes live at 8pm CST! See you then! :)

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