Cut out various shapes for you monster from the colored paper
You’ll need a head, mouth and teeth. This craft is meant to be spontaneous and flexible. Ask your child what their monster should look like.
One, two, ten … let your child choose how many and where they go.
Use glue or tape to add your mouth shape and then the teeth. Add a pom-pom for a nose.
Use markers or crayons to draw fur, scales, polka dots or anything you’d like. Get creative!
TIPS FOR MORE FUN
Adapt based on your kid’s age
Feel free to adapt this craft based on the age of your child. Younger kids may need a lot more help with cutting and gluing where older kids will want to help choose the supplies and do their own cutting.
Give your monster a personality
Name your monster. Ask you child what his/her monster likes to eat. How does it talk, what does it say?
Get creative with materials
Use whatever materials you have on hand. Play with different materials. We have used leaves, flower petals, sticks, paint and glitter.
Make a whole gallery of monsters
Allow your child to tape them up on the wall and have a gallery showing for family and friends
Add popsicle sticks to the bottom of your finished monsters to use as handles. This opens up the opportunity to discuss a scary topic for most kids. We add lots of humor to make monsters feel less scary.
Create monsters on the go!
Try Sago Mini Monsters app to create monsters on the go! With Sago Mini Monsters, kids transform a simple shape into a unique living, breathing creature. Kids not only color and decorate their monster, they also feed and care for it.