Whether Halloween is just around the corner or you’re looking for a craft to go along with your favorite monster-themed book, you’re going to love this list of 25 adorable monster crafts for kids.
Make monsters out of paper, CDs, paper bags, dusters, or egg cartons.
Give them silly faces to show that monsters aren’t scary at all. There’s no wrong way to make a monster.
Add lots of eyes, teeth, crazy arms, or horns to make the silliest, craziest creatures you can think of. It’s all in good fun!
Easy Monster Crafts
Our paper plate monsters are too much fun to make and play with!
If you have paper plates, googly eyes, and paint, you have what you need to make these adorable monsters.
Arrange the eyes, horns, and teeth to create an array of different monsters. Our template makes this super easy.
Are you looking for a fun Halloween party craft for the kids?
Try these monster magnets! Provide markers or paint, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners or other embellishments for easy assembly.
Tie-dying coffee filters is a popular craft for kids, but you can turn those colorful coffee filters into so many things.
In this instance, you'll add hair, horns, eyes, and mouths to make not-so-scary monsters to hang in your home.
Grab some pom poms, pipe cleaners, and tiny googly eyes to make these adorable, friendly monsters. It's a fun activity to do in the classroom or at home.
Give the kids a fun toy for play and storytelling by making these paper bag monster puppets together.
Part of the fun is in painting the bags, but you can use colored bags if you're short on time or would like a little less mess to clean up. Then, use colored paper to make stripes, eyes, teeth, and other features.
Drip watered-down paint onto paper and use straws to blow it around, creating lots of wacky shapes for monsters.
Add some eyes and draw in facial features, and you have a silly blob of a monster on your hands. What a fun activity to pair with the book Monsters Love Colors!
Talk about a simple, inexpensive craft! Provide construction paper, scissors, and glue, and let kids get to work cutting out shapes like circles, ovals, stars, hearts, and squares.
Add features to those shapes to turn them into cute monsters. String them up to make a garland, or hang them all over.
Head to your backyard to gather some leaves for these silly leaf monster puppets. Since leaves come in all shapes and sizes, no two monsters will look alike.
This is a fun craft to go along with a book that has an important message. Do you know what the 'what if?' monster is?
It's the monster that causes us to worry, be afraid, feel nervous, or have doubts. We all deal with these monsters.
Use this craft to start a conversation with your anxious child and learn about ways to deal with the monster!
Pinch pot monsters can make terrific candle holders for a Halloween party. Pinch pots are excellent for working on fine motor skills as the clay is manipulated.
The best part is that you don't have to bake this clay. Use air-dry clay instead so that you can paint them within a couple of days.
Turn chiffon dusters into cute monster puppets using pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and pom-poms. Puppets are terrific tools to use in imaginative play and storytelling.
Make fuzzy monster bookmarks to mark your pages or as gifts for your bookworm friends!
Made with faux fur, kids will find the soft feel of these bookmarks fun and delightful.
Make some monster pegs using clothespins, yarn, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and beads. There are so many ways to use them for Halloween!
Clip them onto a string to make a garland. Clip them to treat bags to provide kids with a fun toy to play with as they enjoy their candy. Add magnets to the back to decorate your fridge with friendly monsters.
Mix and match these printable monsters on a dry-erase board or the refrigerator. Laminate the pieces, and use magnetic tape to move them around.
You'll be surprised at the fun monster combinations your kids come up with.
Bring some of your kitchen tools to the table to do this fun craft with the kids. Potato mashers, forks, even spatulas could all make cute monster shapes that only need eyes, arms, and legs to complete them.
Have a stack of old CDs in your attic, basement, or garage? Dig them out to use them for arts and crafts instead of letting them collect dust.
Cover them with paper, add limbs, eyes, and antennae, and you have some super sweet monsters to put on the mantle or table for your Halloween party.
Collect your tissue boxes to make some tissue box monsters! They're perfect for collecting Halloween treats at a classroom party or for a Valentine's card box in February.
These monster handprint cards are a terrific choice for Father's Day or even for friends' birthdays.
They really pop off the page, and adding the handprints makes them extra special keepsakes that dads will undoubtedly want to hang on to over the years.
Use the printable template to make these fun and simple paper cone monsters.
Use white paper and color it if you'd like to add your own colors, or use colored paper for the template if you want to make this craft as simple as possible.
Monsters that sparkle? Yes, please!
Use glitter foam sheets to make these snazzy monsters of all sorts of shapes. Add other sparkly elements, such as sparkly pipe cleaners, pom poms, sequins, and more.
Have kids trace their handprints to make a batch of handprint monster cards for family and friends.
There are so many cool ways to turn these into monsters by simply changing the number of eyes, the placement of the eyes, the mouths and teeth, etc.
Save your egg cartons for fun recycled crafts like these egg carton monsters.
Add eyes, horns, tongues, or fangs to give each monster a personality. You can even hide little treats inside as a surprise for someone!
Make adorable monster bookmarks to mark your pages in your favorite Halloween books.
This simple origami craft is a great starter origami project for kids who are interested in the craft.
These twirling paper monsters are easy to make and make colorful, fun decorations for parties. They look so pretty twirling in the breeze!
The templates make them very simple to put together, so you can make a bunch in no time.
Give Dad monster hugs on Father's Day with these fun monster hug cards. They have long arms and big hands that show Dad just how much you want to hug and appreciate him on his special day.
They'd also make cute cards for grandparents, friends, or extended family.
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