Make monsterous creations come to alive from plastic jugs and paint.
Turn over a clean, gallon-sized milk jug and rest it in a plastic deli container (for ease in standing upright, and for making Frankie's thick neck). Attach the jug to the container with duct tape, then coat jug, tape and deli container with tempera paint.
When the head's dry, paint bloodshot eyes, cool scars, and a head of greasy black hair.
To create bolts in the sides of the monster's neck, cover milk caps with tinfoil and attach them with pushpins.
Make a nose out of a thin piece of cardboard and slip it through a slit cut in the monster's face.