Esmeralda and I are taking a break from this week’s actual preschool curriculum. Instead we are just doing random arts/crafts projects. I read that at her age (3.5 years old), it’s important to take a week off every other month or so to give them a little break so they do not lose interest. So that is what we are doing.
I am a part of the MOMS Club in my area. Right now we are doing a thing where members of the club surprise another member of the club by “booing” them with Halloween surprises on their porch! Yesterday I found that we were boo’d and whoever boo’d us left us some arts/crafts kits and supplies!
These paper plate monsters are one of the arts/crafts kit we received. Let me apologize that I accidentally permanently deleted the photos of the process of putting everything together (thanks to me mixing some pictures up!) so I only have the finished product to show you, along with one where Esmeralda was begging for her picture to be taken with her craft.
Since I cannot show you what we did, I decided to turn this post into how you can make these at home without having a kit that provides you with all the materials.
Here is what you need:
- Colored paper plates from the dollar store
- Googly eyes or foam eyes
- Foam horns
- Make foam teeth (if wanted)
- Colored paper to make hair and/or eyelashes
- Drawing utensil to make the mouth or designs wanted on paper plates
- Pom poms for freckles or just make tiny circles on foam
Here is what you do:
- Cut your paper plate in half
- Design your monster’s mouth or scales or any special attributes
- Glue or stick on foam eyes
- Glue or stick on foam horns
- Glue on hair and/or eyelashes
- Glue on some freckles
- Glue or stick on foam teeth (if wanted)
Super simple and super cheap, free if you already have all the materials at home! They also turn out super cute!