If you have been searching for ideas for your kids' craft monster project, just look around your kitchen. Those sandwich boxes, chocolate boxes, cereal boxes and grocery bags can make terrifying monsters. Making monster crafts from household materials is not difficult. You can try a number of variations and come up with creative monsters. This monster is made from a 7-by-8 inch cardboard sandwich box. You can use any of the many sizes of sandwich boxes available.
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Things you need
- Sandwich box
- Construction paper
- Cereal box
- 2 cardboard egg carton cups
- Newspapers or magazines
Place the box horizontally on the work surface and wrap it completely with black construction paper.
Cut a large hole in red construction paper to serve as the monster's mouth. Wrap the box with red construction paper completely such that the mouth hole falls on the front of the box.
Cut 1 inch square teeth from cereal cardboard. Glue them along the shape of the mouth.
Paint the egg cups white and set them aside to dry. After the white paint is dry turn the cups upside down and paint black dots on the bottom centre.
Cut 3 to 4-inch squares from the red construction paper for the monster's feet. Carefully cut three or four half-circle shapes on one end of the squares for toes. Glue the feet to the bottom of the box at either end. Cut small triangle shapes from the cereal box for monster's claws. Glue them under the toes.
Cut two 1-inch squares from the black construction paper. Cut thin straight shapes with pointed ends in these squares for eyelashes. Glue the lashes to the back of the egg cups.
Make one side of the egg cups flat by trimming. Glue the flat side of the cups to the top of the box, above the mouth. You should now have standing egg cups with the black dots facing you and the eyelashes at the top.
Cut letters from newspapers and old magazines to spell phrases such as "The Sandwich Monster," or any other text. Glue them to the monster shape on the front. Your monster is now ready to take on the world.
Tips and warnings
- Use construction paper of different colours for variety.
- Make sure kids wash hands thoroughly after using paints and glue.
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