Cut one of the two head forms off. This will allow for the papier-mâché to be set back some and still have a sturdy base.
Make Frankenstein’s head. Do not be intimidated by this. Remember that Frankenstein himself was far from perfect! This can be as realistic or folk-art as you want it to be.
Layer many pieces of newspaper/magazines into a square or oval shape securing tightly with masking tape. Roll pieces up for eyebrow bones and lips and cheek bones. For a nose, tear off paper and crumple into a triangle, pushing and forming into shape of a nose. Add pieces of paper where needed to add shape, holding together with masking tape. Lay pieces out on head, taping them down. Continue to tape the remainder of head. Using blank newsprint, papier-mâché face. Let dry. Sketch on facial features.
Place this head on the wooden part of the Frankenstein head. Using a drill, screw a couple of screws into the wood, catching the back of the papier-mâché head. Cover wood with newsprint and masking tape extending around to front of head. Papier-mâché back of head, feathering into front of head to form one complete head. By making this a two-part head, there will not be the possibility of a broken neck later. At this time, “bolts” may be added if desired. They are simply rolled newsprint that has been papier-mâchéd and taped to side of neck area.