If your children love cartoons “Corporation of monsters”, “Monsters University” or “Hotel Transylvania” then you should go ahead and create these absolutely adorable DIY monster crafts.
Here’s a simple monster craft idea for kids to make using pegs.
Possible uses for peg monsters:
Peg your finished monsters onto things to decorate for a kid parties (like a fruit bowl, or a bowl of treats)
Step 2. Stick a magnet onto the back with a hot glue gun to make quirky, decorative peg magnets
Step 3. Add it to your child’s school lunch to make them smile at lunchtime
Step 4. Or, you could fill small treat bags to give away as mini Halloween gifts and peg them shut with a monster
You will need:
- Wooden pegs (clothespins)
- Yarn – for best effect use different textures and colors but any will do
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Acrylic paints
- Plastic beads
- Gel pens
- Tacky craft glue – regular glue usually isn’t strong enough to hold a yarn pom pom
Paper Monsters Craft
LIST OF SUPPLIES:
- Quilling paper strips
- Craft paper
- Googly eyes
- Craft Glue
- Slotted quilling tool (optional)
STEP 1: Take a long piece of quilling strip, about 20 inches should do. Use the slotted quilling tool to coil the whole strip or you can also do it by freehand.
STEP 2: Take out the coiled strip from the tool and allow the coil to loosen up by itself.
STEP 3: Take a piece of coloured (same colour as the strip) craft paper and use craft glue to trace a circular outline on it. Apply glue inside the outline as well.
STEP 4: Carefully cut the craft paper all around the loose coils’ outer edge (the circular outline).
STEP 5: Cut out a mouth from pink craft paper; you can draw a thin border on the mouth shape if you want to. Select googly eyes for the monster; use 1 or 2 or 3 or as many eyes as you want. Take a 2 inches black coloured strip and create a tight coil with it.
STEP 6: Carefully cut the orange craft paper all around the coils’ outer edge.
STEP 7: Glue the mouth cut out on the loose coil prepared in step 4. Take the black coil and glue its open end on the outer edge of the loose coil. Finally, glue on the googly eyes. Make sure to allow the glue to dry entirely.
Materials needed to make yarn monster:
- Yarn (various colours),
- 30cm pipe cleaners,
- Goggly or sticker eyes
- PVA glue (white glue)
Step 1. Bend your pipe cleaner in half and then twist it about 1/3 of the way down, just shy of the three-finger width (adult hand) that you will wrap the yarn around. If a child is doing this depending on the size of their hand you will need to wrap the hand around four or five fingers.
Step 2. Wrap your yarn around your fingers so you get a nice thick wodge of yarn. Thick is best for this so ‘over doing’ is better than ‘under doing’ this stage.
Step 3. carefully slide one of the pipe cleaner legs through the wodge of yarn and twist tightly to secure.
Step 4. Carefully snip through the loops of yarn trying to keep the lengths even.
Step 5. Gently pull the yarn strands down to cover the hoped part of the pipe cleaner and trim any irregular bits off. Create a little for with the pipe cleaner that will help your Yarn Monster stand up.
Step 6. Curl each of the remaining pipe cleaner strands to create flat tight circles.
Step 7. Also, add some eyes and let the Yarn Monster ready for adventures.
These DIY monster crafts will make your family time more fun and interesting. Share with us your crafts in comments and let us know what kind of craft tutorials would you like to see in our blog for the next week.