Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}

Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}

Today’s craft is titled “Creative Monsters.” Although this craft is perfect for Halloween because of the “monster” theme – you could get away with doing it all year long. We did this craft as a rainy day activity and it was perfect for the moment.

Normally with the crafts that I share on the blog, I have a set direction and way it should look. But the hover-mom in me, is starting to realize that I really need to give up control and give Lil Man the creativity freedom he wants. Otherwise, he’s going to get stubborn with me and not participate {been there – done that!}

When I gave him full control on this monster craft, in a way, he still did exactly what I wanted. He made the monster his own. A proud mama moment for me. PLUS I made my own monster right along side with him. “We” crafted together {versus me behind the camera making demands} and he seemed to really like that too.

Here is what we used for creative monsters:

Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}

Supplies – anything in your craft collection. Yes – I really mean that. If it can be used, throw it in a pile on the table.

We used:
* Styrofoam Cups
* Styrofoam Balls
* Pipe Cleaners
* White School Glue
* Pom-Poms
* Hot Glue Gun
* Sharpie
* Feathers

Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}
Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}

First I drew an eye on the Styrofoam balls and hot glued them on the cups.

Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}
Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}
Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}
Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}

Then I cut some pipe cleaners up and laid a plate of glue out for Lil Man. Then it was his job to decorate.

The pipe cleaners easily stuck to the Styrofoam cup, as well as the tips of the feathers.

Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}
Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}
Creative Monsters {Kid Craft}

My creative monster is on the left and Lil Man’s is on the right.

Pretty cool, right? I’ll proudly keep these monsters around in my house.

I have one last tip to share before I end this post. To save money on crafts like this – once ready to dispose of the craft, pull out the pipe cleaners and feathers to use for another craft. You might even be able to reuse the pom-poms too. This is how you can stretch your dollar a bit. {I personally like to pull off the wiggle eyes on certain crafts to reuse.}

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