KIDS CRAFTS: MONSTER MASK CRAFTS
A has suddenly become slightly obsessed with monsters, vampires and zombies so these monster masks seemed like a good craft to do with him.
His attention span is more suited to running around outside for hours so these are a great craft for him – they’re quick and easy to make.
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HOW LONG DO THE MONSTER MASKS TAKE TO MAKE?
This took around 10-15 minutes and kept A relatively interested throughout (he had to stop so he could run upstairs and show Daddy his mask)
WHAT ARE THE LEARNING BENEFITS OF THE MONSTER MASK CRAFTS?
The use of scissors and glue along with scrunching the paper has many learning benefits for toddlers or young children, including;
- Strengthened hand muscles
- Hand-eye coordination
- Fine motor skills
For another activity that develops the same skills check out our indoor camping post.
How easy is the monster mask craft?
The hardest thing about this is cutting the eye holes and is absolutely an adult job.
For us the stick on eyes were a little tricky because the ones we have are tiny so top tip, buy bigger eyes!
The rest is just sticking and some basic cutting tasks so Jacob enjoyed it and it kept his attention
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HOW DO YOU MAKE THE MONSTER MASK CRAFT?
WHAT MATERIALS DO YOU NEED?
The materials we used are below (along with the links for where I got everything from).
- Paper plates
- Adult and child scissors
- Googly eyes
- 2 sheets of different coloured card
- Pritt stick
Don’t just stick to the materials above, get creative and add something different to your monsters.
You could use pipe cleaners for hair or shred coloured tissue paper for a beard.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
The best part about this craft is that it can be prepped in advance and your little one can get straight on with crafting.
- Cut your card into triangles (or any random shapes)
- Use scissors to create the eye holes in the paper plates.
- Get sticking! If you want an organised method to this we started with sticking the cut out paper face, then we stuck the feather hair, and finally dotted the eyes all over.
Have you given this a go? Let me know how you get on in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @thefamilyfeedblog.
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