Most of our craft ideas are born out of what we have around the house. We happened to have these green paper cups leftover from a party and when I looked at them, the colour made me think of monsters so that’s exactly what we made them into!
If you want to attach legs to your little critter, poke the ends of pipe cleaner through the cup and wrap the ends around (see image below).
You can also use a similar technique to add antennae by poking pipe cleaners through the bottom of the cup (which is now the top).
What I like about this monster craft is that it is very open-ended. Children can use a variety of methods and materials to create a unique little monster friend that will not look like the others. They can even name their monster.
You can set out other monster craft materials such as sequins, glitter, gems, and feathers to further decorate these little guys. You can attach these with clear tape or glue.
These would be cute to make for Hallowe’en or to go along with a Monsters party.
A few years ago, the kids enjoyed playing in this Monsters Sensory Bin.
If you are looking for other easy activities for kids, you may want to follow my Kids’ Activities Board on Pinterest.