Thursday, September 20, 2012

Arts & Crafts Thursday: MYO Monster

We're getting a head start on Halloween with today's craft.  I had pinned this craft a few times on my personal Pinterest site (by the way, are you following MiCHill on Pinterest yet? we post all of these tutorials on there for re-pinning), then when the new Highlights High Five magazine (which I have raved about on Twitter) arrived in our mailbox this craft was in there.  C was excited to give it a go so we did.

Here's how to make your own monster.

  • cardboard tube (Any length or size will do, we used one from a toilet paper roll.  If you use one from a paper towel roll it is recommended to cut it so that it stands easier.)
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • glue
  • accessories such as googly eyes, pipe cleaners, sequins, paper to create shapes and teeth, whatever you want

Start by painting the cardboard tube.  Any colors or any way will work.  Allow your child to be creative since this is, afterall, a monster from their own imagination.

Allow the paint to dry.  Once dry, fold down the tops of the tube gently to create "horns."

Decorate the outside of the monster.  Again, any way will do.  I had out googly eyes and teeth made out of paper but C was much more in to the sequins.  We also added pipe cleaner arms by sticking them through the sides of the tube gently.

I know that fall has pretty much just started but this little, easy craft got me so excited for Halloween.  Enjoy your little monsters!


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