Halloween is only a week away and you know what that means? Halloween parties at school and Halloween play dates and oh, my mommy plate is full. I’m sure yours is, too.
I’ve been searching high and low for fun crafts for the kids to do that are heavy on fun but light on dexterity (and mess). My girls are 5 and 7 and the last thing I want is a craft that should be fun turning into a full on Defcon 1 meltdown.
Then no one has fun and the whole day stinks. Mommy gets aggravated because what she thought was a thoughtful gesture blows up in her face and the kids are left feeling less than stellar because they couldn’t maneuver the scissors just so.Ã‚Â
I was elated when I found this cute craft for my kindergartener’s class party. I can’t wait to see all the satisfied smiles on the little ones’ faces when they make their very own Plate Monster. He’s super cute and the perfect place to stash wrapped treats for later. You know how much children enjoy hiding goodies and Moms, it’s the perfect place to search for the chocolate.
What you will need to create your adorable plate monster:
- Colorful paper plates (I prefer people eater purple, Frankenstein green and pumpkin orange)
- Card stock or construction paper (same colors used for the plates)
- Doublestick tape or glue
- Googly eyes (you must have a large variety of googly eyes)
To Make Your Plate Monster
- Cut 1 paper plate in half with a curve as seen in photo.
- Glue or tape the half plate to a whole plate to create monster’s head.
- Cut four strips of paper and fold accordion style for arms and legs.
- Add hands and feet using a different color of paper.
- Cut various face parts from other papers and attach to face with tape or glue.
- Attach eyes with tape or glue.
Voila! Just like that, you will have a smiling child and one fantastic candy eating Plate Monster.
What is your favorite Halloween craft to make with small children?
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