Today I’m going to give you inspiration for 5 monsters to use in this super fun Halloween activity. Let’s call it a monster mash game. Because the Halloween monsters that we make will be knocked down as you play the game. However, there’s more than one way to use these adorable monster crafts. You can also just put them around your house as fun Halloween decorations. Or you can use the bags you’ve made to give away goodies over the holiday.
And please go beyond the inspiration that we’re giving here. I bet that you can come up with your own monster designs that are even better. That’s way, for this craft, we haven’t included templates. I really want you to just use your imaginations and create a Halloween character that is as unique as you are.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Brown paper lunch bags
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Medium pompoms
- Googly eyes (optional)
- Stapler with staples
You already have everything that you need to make this fun Halloween craft and game. Just look in the bag that you have filled using our master list. We take all of the barriers away so that you can craft with your kids, like not having enough time or enough money or enough patience. This system of doing more with less works. Give it a try by checking out the “fill your bag” page so that you are ready to craft along.
Monster Craft Instructions
For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be making the ghost version of this craft. But all of the Halloween monsters go together basically the same way.
Step 1: Paint the Ghost Craft
- Lay out some newspaper to control any mess
- Then squeeze out a bit of white paint.
- Pinch the pompom with a clothespin to form a “paint brush”
- Paint one side of the paper bag white and set it aside to dry
Step 2: Cut Out the Parts
- Get your construction paper out and cut out any parts that you need for your monster craft.
- For the ghost we will make an oval out of black construction paper for the mouth
Step 3: Put Together Your Monster Activity
- Once the paint has dried, put your Halloween craft together
- Glue the pieces that you cut out in place
- Add some googly eyes
Step 4: Create a Halloween Game
- To make your decorated bag into a target game piece, tear strips of newspaper and crumple them up
- Fill the inside of the paper lunch bag with the crumple up pieces of newspaper
- Fold over the top of the paper bag and secure it with a couple of staples
How to Play This DIY Halloween Game
- Line up the monster crafts at table level.
- Crumple up another piece of construction paper. We used orange so that it would look like a pumpkin for our Halloween theme party.
- Draw or tape a line where the players will stand.
- Each player will through the crumpled paper ball at the targets to try to knock them down.
- However knocks the most down wins.
- Create whatever other rules you want