Monsters can be a bit scary for kids! You can make them not so scary, with these hilarious, colorful monsters! They pair nicely with many activities and read alouds. They’re great to use any time of year. My favorite time of year to use them, is of course Halloween, but because of the variety of shapes they are made from, they pair well with many activities. Learn some of the fun ways you can use the Monster Crafts Bundle below!
There’s Plenty To Choose From In The Bundle
This Monster Craft Bundle includes 7 adorably different monsters you can easily add to your lesson planning. They come in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink! Each of the monsters comes with step by step instructions for printing, prepping and completing the craft! They are fairly straightforward and can be done by any age group!
The templates to the Monster Craft Bundle can be printed onto white cardstock and traced onto colored paper. This is a great option if you are showing your students how to trace templates or objects. You can laminate and save the templates to use at another time as well!
Other Ways to Use the Craftivities!
If you prefer, you can print the templates directly onto colored cardstock or construction paper. Then, all you have to do is cut the shapes out and have the kids assemble their monsters. The monsters come with suggested colors, but you can customize them any way you want.
If you have the time, print the Monster Craft templates onto varying colors of paper. This way, students can pick and choose their colors, bodies, faces, legs and arms. Imagine the possibilities they can come up with if they are allowed to choose the shapes and colors! They’ll think it’s a pretty fun craft!
The Craft is a Coloring Page
If you need this craft to be more of a time filler, you can print the coloring page templates onto plain paper. The students can color their monsters any way they want, cut the pieces out and assemble them using gluesticks. This is a great morning work activity or a rainy day recess craft!
Remind the kids to color their monsters first, before cutting them out. This way, when they cut the shapes out, it cuts off any scribbles that have gone outside the lines.
Print a few of these fun monsters to have on hand as time fillers, rewards or recess activities! You can file them away in your sub plans or place them in your art center for fast finishers. They’re great to have ready to use.
Books About Monsters to Read
Over the years, I’ve found some fun and not so spooky monster books that the kids enjoy. You can read one of these the morning before you create the monster crafts to give them ideas for how they want their monsters to look. Check out these titles:
- Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly
- How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace
- I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
- The Color Monster, A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas
There are so many fun ways to use these colorful and friendly monsters. I hope you enjoy using them this fall to celebrate Halloween!