I’ve shown you how to make the easiest ever Halloween bat craft.
Well, monsters should get the same amount of time and attention, right?
Right! (I’m so glad that you agree with me!)
The fun thing about these monsters is that you can make them how ever you wish.
Want your monster to have one eye?
Great! You can give him only one.
What about 4 eyes?
Give your monster hair — or not.
Scary mouth or a sad one? Pointy horns or rounded ones? Want a mustachioed one? That would totally be fun. It’s your choice.
Here’s what you’ll need:
clean, empty can
felt of various colors
glue stick and glue gun
(I didn’t put my glue gun on the picture because it is so gross looking!)
Get a can of your choosing — tall one, fat one, skinny one. Think beyond the typical soup can.
Cover it with felt. I found this blue and purple paisley felt at Walmart. I’ve never seen paisley felt before. Cool! (They also had a tie died felt but we didn’t use that. I found the striped and polka dot felt at Jo-Ann’s.)
Next, my granddaughters decided to add the eyes. Emma wanted hers to have 4. Teeny eyes. Spaced far apart.
Natalie wanted only one eye.
Next came the hair. Natalie cut triangles from the green felt and from the paisley felt and alternately glued them around the top of her can.
Emma wanted fringed orange and fringed blue hair. Okey dokey. Coming right up!
Next came the mouths. Emma had a simple smilie one. Natalie made a mouth with pointy teeth. (Look really close to see them. With the paisley pattern, the mouth and teeth are kind of hard to see.)
Natalie put a fringe at the bottom for a ‘skirt’ for her monster. I guess hers is a girl monster . . .
Now. If you don’t happen to have felt on hand, you could use scrapbook paper. In fact, that could add a lot more pizazz to a monster since there’s lots of cool scrapbook paper designs.
Here are a couple of monster cans that I made using paper instead of felt.
Notice that the yellow one has a bow tie. You can add embellishments like that or a heart or whatever you can come up with.
I hope you and your grandkids have loads of making these monsters for your Halloween decorations!