Halloween Monster Bread – Fun And Creative Baking With Kids
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Halloween Monster Bread – Fun And Creative Baking With Kids


Halloween Monster Bread – Fun And Creative Baking With Kids

This dough was originally meant for a pizza dinner, but when Maia came home from school she wanted to make something. So we used it for bread shapes instead.

Monster bread shapes, to be exact.

How to Make Halloween Monster Bread


  • cookie sheet
  • egg
  • water
  • pastry brush
  • bread dough (see below for the printable Monster Bread Recipe)


1. Make and shape dough

Make or buy pizza dough. Then roll your dough into various monster shapes.

Halloween Monster Bread – adding decorations

Kids will enjoy this fun baking project as they shape and decorate the bread.

Baking Halloween Monster Bread with kids

2. Let shapes double in size!

Place the monster bread shapes on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Allow the bread to rise in a warm place until double in size.

Here Maia added eyes, noses, arms and legs–even a mouth and hair to some of her monster bread shapes.

Adding egg wash to Halloween Monster Bread

3. Egg Wash

Make a simple egg wash (whisk 1 egg with 2 tablespoons water). Carefully brush the finished monster shapes with the egg wash to give that shiny finish after baking.

Halloween Monster Bread – Fun And Creative Baking With Kids

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

The bread is ready when it turns golden brown. Be careful to keep a close eye on your smaller shapes so they don’t burn.

Here are the finished monsters, ready for us to eat. Monsters for dinner, a nice Halloween treat.

Printable Monster Bread Recipe

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Halloween Monster Bread – Fun And Creative Baking With Kids

Monster Bread Shape Recipe– Fun And Creative Baking With Kids

  • Author: Jean Van't Hul
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Create easy monster bread shapes with this whole-wheat bread dough recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups white wheat flour (or 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Combine the honey, yeast and warm water in a bowl. Then add half of the flour. Mix this together and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Add in the salt, olive oil and the rest of the flour.
  3. Place the dough on the countertop or table and knead it for five minutes. As needed, add flour if the dough is too sticky.
  4. Put the dough in a greased bowl and cover with either loose plastic wrap or a dish towel. Allow the dough to double in size.
  5. Finally, punch down the dough and shape into monsters!



Do you have any Halloween recipes you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments below!

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Halloween Monster Bread – Fun And Creative Baking With Kids


  • Reply
    September 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    How funny! I think I would have given the kids playdough and still made pizza. You are so patient. I love Maia’s creations.

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    Stacy Gray
    September 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    They would be so yummy as calzone monsters with cheese and sauce in their bellies!

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    September 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Adorable! I’ll have to do this with my boys soon -thanks. :)

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    jen at paintcutpaste.com
    September 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    this is adorable!!! and it makes me miss gluten!

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    September 11, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Flexibility is the mother of…a child.
    x Felicity

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    September 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm


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    September 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    great imagination girl…..love ur monsters
    hi jean…this is about your yesterday’s post…..i started art activities with my son when he was 15 months old…it was a complete disappointment…..i used regular crayons(though non-toxic) but my son used to take them in mouth…they broke and he chewed…this happened many times…i stoped tryin art activities with him then whn he was 16 months old i was searchin for some activities for him on web i found blog….thank god i did….i got ideas inspirations and motivation by reading ur old and new posts…..i started my own blog to record our activities….thanks to u. sometimes ur creativity, ideas and patience surprises me….and inspire me to be a better mom every time i come to ur blog.

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    September 12, 2010 at 12:13 am

    This is so perfect!!!

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    September 12, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Love it, love it, love it!

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    September 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing! Bet they were tasty!

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    Gorgeous Karma
    September 13, 2010 at 12:21 am

    The monsters are real cool and cute! I too often use bread dough for Pari to make any shape she wants and then bake!

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    September 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    How fun! My bread-loving, sculpture-loving girls would have a blast making edible art like this- thanks for the fun idea!

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    September 15, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Super fun. I need to make bread more often! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    September 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    This reminds me of a book we just read by Elisa Kleven called Sun Bread.

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