Eeeek! Monster! Monsters don’t have to be scary. They can be fun and silly at the same time. What is really fun about exploring monsters with kids, is letting their imaginations run wild. There’s no right way to make a monster. Whether your monster has one eye, twelve eyes, or six arms, monsters are the perfect way to engage little ones in process art.
We’ve taken the fright out of crafting with monsters and put together a MONSTROUS list of monster crafts for you and your kids to enjoy. Stock up on some googly eyes, and get crafting!
FIND EVEN MORE MONSTER THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE LESSON PLANS
FOR HOME PRESCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS.
Incorporate counting with this Monster Math hand print and footprint craft.
Grab some sponges and make some Sponge Monsters from Danya Banya.
Use an old flowerpot to try these Paint Drip Monster Pots by Crafty Morning.
Kids will love this Easy Art Activity for Kids: Blow Paint Monsters by The Seasoned Mom.
Grab some potatoes and create a Monsters. Inc. Inspired Potato Stamping art activity from I Heart Arts and Crafts.
Finger paint some Autumn Leaf Monsters by Messy Little Monster.
Raising Little Superheroes has an easy Super Squished Monster Craft.
Stay clean with this Mess Free Monster Painting from Toddler Approved.
Paint some Rock Monsters for some imaginative play like these from Kayboo Creations.
Kids Activities Blog has a simple way to paint, with no mess! Make monsters with this No-Mess Monster Craft.
Recycled and Re-purposed Monsters
Turn old juice boxes into some fuzzy Juice Box Monsters by Crafts by Amanda.
This Silly Monster Craft Collage Art uses egg cartons and cardboard squares to engage little artists in monstrous creativity.
Craftaholics Anonymous’ How to Make Glove Monsters Tutorial shows you how to transform any old glove into a cute little monster!
Don’t throw out those toilet paper rolls! Instead, make some Toilet Paper Roll Monsters by Our Thrifty Ideas.
Giggles Galore has an adorable Tattle Monster craft.
Danya Banya has some cute TP Roll Monsters that incorporate yarn to decorate those little monsters.
Make a Cardboard Tube Ghoul Family by Crafts by Amanda.
Recycle some old bottle caps and turn them into some fun Plastic Lid Monsters like Crafts by Amanda did.
Crafts by Amanda re-purposed some bread tags to make some cute Recycled Bread Tag Monsters!
Decorate the house with this toilet paper roll Monster Mobile from Happy Hooligans.
Save those extra cardboard boxes and make some Cardboard Box Monsters from Our Little House in the Country (not pictured).
Super Simple Monsters
I Heart Crafty things has a fun and easy Paper Plate Monster Kids Craft.
This Candy Corn Monster Craft by Crafty Morning will be sure be to be a sweet and easy craft!
Cutting Tiny Bites has an easy Invitation to Create: Make A Monster.
Use markers in a whole new way and make some Monster Marker Prints by Housing a Forest.
This Easy Monster Craft for Toddlers from Toddler Approved keeps things super simple.
Ease any fears of monsters with this cute Invitation to Create Monster Faces on a mirror. They’ll see some silly little monsters staring back at them.
Turn popsicle sticks into little monsters with this Popsicle Stick Monster by I Heart Arts n Crafts.
Try this Monster Craft Creative Art Activity and see what your little ones come up with using just a few materials and process art.
Use crinkle paper to make this Messy Monster craft like No Time for Flash Cards did. We promise, it’s not that messy!
Set up this Invitation to Make Monsters like Crafty Kids at Home did and see what they come up with (not pictured).
Imaginative Play with Monsters
These Pom Pom Monsters from Inspiration Laboratories are sure to inspire some imaginative play!
Set up this Monster Playdough Invitation and let your little ones’ imaginations run wild!
Yarn Monsters by Zing Zing Tree are a creative way to make some hairy, but not scary-looking monsters.
These Ping Pong Ball Monsters from Kids Activities Blog are sure to inspire hours of not-so-scary play.
Let your little ones pretend to be monsters after making this Headband Monster Craft for Kids.
Wrap some yarn around these Rock Monsters by Easy Peasy and Fun and start playing!
Little Monsters Craft Tutorial from Finding Zest has a cute little monster friend you can make (not pictured).
I Heart Crafty Things has some cute Cupcake Liner Monster Stick Puppets to make.
Make some Paper Bag Monster Puppets by I Heart Crafty Things.
I Heart Crafty Things also has a Monster Puppet Craft for Kids made from envelopes.
The Monster Finger Puppets glove from I Can Teach My Child can provide lots of play time.
Crafts by Amanda has a free eyeball printable for these fun Popsicle Stick Monsters puppets.
Some More Fun Monster Crafts
These luminary Monster Jars are the perfect way to light up a room in a not-so-scary kind of way.
Let the light shine through this Monster Suncatcher Craft from I Heart Arts n Crafts.
Crafts by Amanda shares some fun Colorful Pasta Monsters.
Work with letter recognition and make a fun Letter Monster Craft for Kids at the same time like No Time for Flashcards did!
Have some cute little monsters mark your spot with these DIY Corner Bookmarks from Easy Peasy and Fun.
PRINTABLE MONSTER THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
The full Monster Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
1) Monster Calendar (or general number) Cards
2) Uppercase Monster Letter Cards
3) Lowercase Monster Letter Cards
4) Color Matching Monster Mats and Activity Pieces
5) Counting Monster Mats (1-10)
6) Roll and Count Monster Math Game Boards (6 versions)
7) Feed the Monster Templates
8) Monster Munchies Beginning Sound Cards
9) Number Cubes (6 versions) for Monster Math Activities
10) Roll-A-Monster Creative Art Activity Pieces and Game Cube
11) Monsters’ Healthy Choices Recording Sheet
12) Monster Hourse Beginning Sound Sort
13) Monster Number Cards(0-35)
14) Where Do Monsters Live Book Making Guide and Printable Pages
GET YOUR LESSON PLANS
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.