Children will have a great time using their imaginations to create funny, silly monster faces and, once they’ve crafted their spinners, there’s hours of fun to be had. They can be used as puppets for storytelling or as a monster fairy wand, and they also make brilliant homemade fidget spinners – I have one on my own desk!
They’re great for understanding expressions and can even be used to communicate feelings, especially if kids are having a down day and don’t feel like talking.
And since Trick or Treating might not be on the cards this year, it also makes a really playful Halloween Craft with all the fun and none of the spook.
Paint, Crayons, Pens or Pencils
Yarn (optional extra)
Use your favourite paints, pens or crayons to color in the template. You’re making monsters, so remember to use bright colors and fun patterns so they look super silly!
Carefully cut out all of the elements from the template and stick some features to each head.
Mix and match different eyes, mouths and horns to create crazy monster faces!
Stick a straw to the back of one of the monster faces. Be really generous with the glue to make sure it’s secure – you might even want to add a strip of tape.
If you fancy creating a furry, fuzzy monster, you can stick some short lengths of yarn around the sides or top – use your imagination!
Cover the back of the face (with the straw) in glue, and cover the back of a second monster face with glue as well.
Carefully stick the two monster faces together.
If they’re not quite lined up, give them a little wriggle or slide them into place – then make sure you give them a really firm press together so they stay in place.
Once they’re dry, it’s time to have fun: spin, wave and be silly!
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