Thursday, October 20, 2011

Making Monsters...

They're googly-eyed, wiggly-armed and just about the cutest monsters I've ever seen! After seeing these Purple People Eaters on Toddler Approved, I knew Lizzie and AJ would have fun making their own monsters.

Materials Needed:
Empty cardboard rolls
Craft paint
Google eyes
Pipe Cleaners
Your imagination!

First we painted.

I had set out two colors of paint, so they could use both on their monsters, but both girls decided to go with just one color.

After painting came the tough step of letting them dry. We decided it was the perfect time for a bath.

Next, I took a sharp pair of scissors and poked two holes in each side of the tube.

The girls laced pipe cleaners through the holes so their monsters looked like they had two long, wiggly arms on both sides.

The last step was gluing on the googly eyes. The more googly eyes, the better!

At this point, Lizzie decided her monster needed a little something extra, so she got out the markers. 

So there you have it, a couple of googly-eyed, wiggly-armed monsters! Don't they make you smile?


  1. So cute! Sounds like a great idea for us to get into today. :)

  2. They turned out so cute! Lorie @ Reading Confetti

  3. This a very very cute! Love non scary monsters :-) we made some a while back too and they rock!


  4. PS Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  5. I was just sitting my girls down to do the same thing! Gotta love those toilet paper rolls!

  6. Those are awesome! I just love googly eyes!! Thanks for the fun idea. I would love for you to link up at

  7. What a cute idea with household materials! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

  8. Such a cute idea Thanks for sharing it on Monday Madness!

  9. They do make me smile. I love that they did all the work. It made the monsters so authentic and cute. I bet they had fun playing with them too. I think it would be cute to make a lot of these and hang them from the ceiling or as a garland. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness. Hope to see you back again tomorrow.


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