Monster Crafts (get the Mix-n-Match Printables)
Each of these monster crafts will be as unique as you are. Each one starts with a simple paper lunch bag. Then paint or color your bag. Next we’ll be adding mix-n-match parts from the collection of printables available. There have got to be thousands of possible options. No two monster crafts will look alike.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper lunch bag
- Stapler with staples
- Glue stick
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes (optional)
- Monster craft printables
All of the supplies for these adorable monsters are part of our master list of craft supplies that we use for every single one of the creative projects you see here. With this approach, you might actually get around to crafting with your kids…no more excuses. Just fill your bag, and you’re ready to go. Don’t you just love a screen-free activity that you don’t even have to plan out?
Combine Reading with Crafting
The best way that I can think of to elevate the crafting experience is to combine it with reading a good book, and there are just so many great options for kids. Here are a few of our favorite monster themed books for kids.
Save this Monster Art Project for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…
How to make Monster Crafts
Step 1: Paint the Paper Lunch Bag
- Lay out some newspaper on your crafting surface.
- Place the paper lunch bag on the newspaper with the flap facing down and the opening at the top.
- Paint the paper bag in whatever design and colors you would like, leaving the top inch or so unpainted.
*If you really don’t want to get out the paint, use markers or crayons for the front of your paper lunch bag instead.
Step 2: Use the Monster Printables
- Download and print the monster crafts printables.
- Use them to cut out whatever parts you would like for your monster from construction paper.
*For preschoolers, you may want to precut some of the monster parts for them to use to mix and match. The cutting can be challenging for little ones.
Step 3: Start the Assembly
- Once the paint has dried, fold down the top 1 to 2 inches of your paper lunch bag.
- Use the glue stick to attach the parts of your monster.
- You can also use googly eyes or anything else in your kids’ craft bag for special touches on your craft.
Step 4: Add Some Details
- Get the markers out and add even more details. This can simply be shadows or outlines or little lines to mimic fur. Really, there are no limits. Just use your imagination and get creative.
Step 5: Stuff It
- Open up the top of your paper bag.
- Tear strips of newspaper and crumple them into balls.
- Place the newspaper balls into the bag one at a time until it is filled but not over-stuffed.
Step 6: Finish Off Your Monster
- Fold the top of the paper bag back down.
- Secure it closed with staples on each side in the back of the bag.
Now that you know how to make a monster craft, make LOTS! Create your monsters and then play with them. Make up stories and act the out. The only limit is your imagination.