Make Your Own Hanging Paper Monsters – Halloween Crafts

Have fun with coloured cards, free your imagination and create funny Halloween hanging monsters. This fun craft activity is ideal for children aged between 7-11. Follow the instructions below to get started:

Art materials you will need:

STEP 1: Get inspired by the monster pictures and sketch the outline of a monster body onto the green or orange card and then cut out the monster shape.

STEP 2: Cut different shapes out of the black and white cards to create the monster’s eyes mouth and teeth.

STEP 3: Cut six green/orange strips of about 42 x 2 cm and create three accordion legs.

STEP 4: Sketch the outline of the monster feet onto the green/orange card, cut out the feet shapes and stick them at the ends of the monster’s legs.

STEP 5: Glue the monster legs onto the bottom back side of the monster’s body.

STEP 6: Add some coloured fake fur or feathers by stapling it to the monster body to create hair or eyebrows.

STEP 7: Fold a strip of paper of about 8 x 1.5cm in half, staple the ends together, and stick it to the top back side of the monster’s body to create a loop for hanging your monster decorations.

Tips and Hints: To create the monster’s accordion legs, glue the ends of two long strips together to make an L-shape. Fold the underneath strip over the top strip, keeping the L-shape and then fold over the other strip. Keep folding, taking it in turns with each strip until you run out of strips to fold. Finally, stick the two bottom ends toether with the glue stick.

This great project has been designed by Isabella Previto and supplied by Creative Steps. Each issue of Creative Steps Magazine contains dozens of inspiring ideas and fun crafts to help you encourage learning through creative play. Ideal for everyone caring for young children. Get an exclusive 20% discount on an annual subscription with Creative Steps by using promo code EYRCRE20 at: www.creativesteps.co.uk.

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