Time for some Cute Monster Crafts for Kids. Monster crafts are PERFECT for kids, as there is no “right or wrong”, their imagination is the limit! Monsters, also make the perfect opportunity to use up any odd bits of craft materials… with Monsters, it is almost – more is more!! It is all about having fun an exploring. You can make these DIY Monsters shared here all year around, but of course they are perfect as Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids too!
Cute Monster Crafts for Toddlers
We do have a dedicated post for Monster Crafts for Preschoolers and Toddlers already.. BUT, I still wanted to share some highlights from it too!! But do pop over and check out the full list of ideas! You may also love to check out our collection of Halloween Crafts for Toddlers!
Roar! Where the Wild Things Are! Oh Max and his antics where a firm favourite for my kids when they were little (and nostalgically, still now!). So it was only natural that at some point we had a go at making a Where the Wild Things Are Craft – more specifically paper bag monster masks! So easy and fun! Let the wild rumpus start!
I don’t know about you, but with my kids, decorating cookies is always about LESS is more.. and there is always a reasonal amount of monster mess. But they love it.. and it is so fun. These Monster Cookies are so easy to make – you can use store bought cookies like digestives, or make our own no egg shortbread recipe. And then let the kids have fun!
Monster Toilet Paper Roll Craft – we made these a fair few years ago, to keep the baddies out at night! They wer eso fun to make and it was a great way to use up bits and pieces from our craft box too!
Another lovely little Monster Craft for little ones: Egg Carton Monster Finger Puppets. As with all Monster Crafts, the kids can go crazy with accessories. In our case, they decided to paint them green and red, add glitter, craft foam and googly eyes! Maybe replace the craft foam with cardboard and glitter with eco friendly versions for eco friendly crafting!
From one of our Book and Craft posts – the kids read the “shapes that roll” book and then we explored shapes and colours with these super duper cute and easy Monster Shape Cards. Then pop some in the post for Granny!
Similarly, you can make some of these fabulous handprint Monster Hug Cards! Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these through the post!
Love Monster Cards are relatively easy to make and only use simple shapes such as a circles, triangles and of course a heart shaped piece of paper! If you cut the shapes, then a toddler or preschooler could have great fun putting these cards together (maybe cut triangle eyebrows for them too!).
Another “Story & Craft” activity from when my kids where little. We read the story “Two Monsters” (there is a red and a blue one) and then made some monster rocks. The red ones turned out a little pink! They were the first bit of rock painting we ever did and we hid them in the park for kids to find (before hiding painted rocks was even a thing). So fun!
Mini Treat Buckets for a Halloween Tree or Halloween garland/ decoration. Parents to make the little buckets and the kids to go wild with the decorations. And yes.. this is made from one my favourite craft materials Toilet Paper Rolls! So fun.
A fun guest post from Mini Mad Things, have a go at the “classic” Sock Monster Puppet craft! Work with the bits and pieces you have and create some fun monsters to play with.
Pinch pots are super fun for kids to make and you can go as crazy and creative as you like! They are fantastic for strengthing fingers and developing those fine motor skills too. Here are a set of different pinch pots the kids and I made. Don’t just stop at the Monster Pinch Pots!!
A while back we teamed up with Learning Resources to create this fun Monster Mix & Match Game. Explore, shapes, colorus and numbers, with this free printable (there is a seasonal Christmas version too!).
Monster Crafts for Kids
Here is the more general section of Monster Crafts for Kids.. I think of this kids older than around 5.. but of course everyone can have ago, especially if you are working together. It is just a loose guideline!
We shared some cute Monster Cards already.. and have the next level up in Monster card making here.. the POP UP Monster Card, designed for older kids, though as templates are available, you may want to make them with younger kids too..
Learn how to make a Newspaper Monster Wreath! A frugal wreath idea for kids to help make! And doesn’t it look effective?!
Have a go at making Mike from Monsters Inc, with this cute Monster Pom Pom.. then be inspired to design you very own characters!
Can you tell that we had a bit of a Monsters Inc phase?? Well it really is a great movie! So we made some Monsters Inc Finger Puppets too!
Combine paper bags with post it notes and they make the perfect and easy DIY Pinata! This is a reversal pinata – it has an Owl Decoration on one side and the other side is this lovely little Monster Paper Bag Pinata. So fun! Perfect for any stay at home Halloween Party!
https://www.redtedart.com/monsters-inc-pinata/Similarly.. you guessed it… we also made a Monsters Inc Paper Bag Pinata! Adorable!!!
A long term favourite – super easy and fun to make Monster Corner Bookmarks! These are another great Halloween Monster Crafts for kids to make in the classroom.
Whilst on the topic of bookmarks, we also have the cutest Cookie Monster and Elmo Bookmark set!
Monster Pencil Toppers – a super quick and easy 5 minute craft! These make great classroom Halloween Gifts too! We love how easy these are to make and how jolly they make your stationery. A must make for any monster fans!
Suzy’s Sitcom shares these brilliant Wooden Spoon Monster Puppets. I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE those eyes. So cool!
Monster Blow Painting by the fabulous Picklebums. Blow painting is such a fun activity and process, that the kids will really enjoy. Go wild with colours and patterns and turn them into these adorable Monster Art Projects!
Similarly, here is another great version of creating blow painting arty monsters from Adventures in a Box. HOW CUTE?!
Fantastic Yarn Wrapped Rock Monsters from Easy Peasy and Fun. Great if painting isn’t your thing!
Box Yourself monster – a fabulous DIY video on YouTube!
Make some quirky Yarn Monsters with Blue Bear Wood.
Crafts by Amanda has some fabulous Bottle Lid Monsters!
Crafts by Amanda also has these fabulous Bread Tag Monsters.
Or these fantastic Rubber Glove Monsters by HonigKukuk!
Cute Monster Sewing Projects for Kids
We have a couple of cute and easy sewing projects for kids! Don’t be afraid of giving sewing a go. It is all about finding the RIGHT project and making it fun and easy. Sewing really is a life skill.. and when I have sewn with kids in my son’s class (10-11yrs olds), they ALL adored it! Boys and girls alike. Don’t give it a miss!
Monster Purse! You will be surprised at how young you get kids sewing! This little purse uses a simple running stitch. Adults can help with sewing on the buttons and the teeth. Little ones can sew the running stitch along the sides!
A guest post by Coloured Buttons, we love this handmade monster bookmark, isn’t he adorable? Check out the step by step instructions and have a go!
Or why not have a go at these fuzzy monster backpack charms? They are SO CUTE! If you don’t have the “special” eyes, they still look fabulous with normal googly eyes glued on!
Craftaholics Anonymous shows us, that it only takes a few stitches to make Glove Monsters!
I had fun upcycling old towels into this Cookie Monster Flannel set for the kids!
Other Monster Crafts & Activities for Kids
A Few Short Cuts shows how to make these fabulus Monster Cupcakes. So cute!
Make some rather amazing looking Monster Brownies with Amanda’s Cooking!
You may also like our Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids: