Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monthly Crafting Book Club: Have You Seen My Monster?

A few weeks ago I joined a Monthly Crafting Book Club hosted by Raising Fairies and Knights.
The idea of it is to read the book of the month and then prepare a craft or art project for your kids to do and blog about it.
My girls and I love books and doing art, so I didn't need to think twice about joining!

The book for October was Have You Seen My Monster? by Steve Light.

It was kind of perfect that the book this month was about a monster, because my girls have been loving monsters and we've been doing monster art projects for the last few weeks!
It was tough to choose just one to blog about, but I ended up picking their Coffee Filter Monsters!

Lauren and Olivia had so much fun doing this.
It included all the things things they love when doing art - it was colorful, messy, wet and there was lots of glue involved!

Supplies Needed:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Felt pens
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Glue
  • "Monster" collage items such as:
    • Googly eyes
    • Teeth 
    • Arms and Legs - I did them accordion style
    • Random shapes - triangles, circles, ovals, squares etc.
  • Have You Seen My Monster? book
This was actually done over a couple of days as the coffee filter needed time to dry. That being said, the coffee filters do dry very quickly, so I'm sure that if the craft was started in the morning, it could be completed in the afternoon. My girls just have short attention spans!

1. I gave the girls a coffee filter and felt pens and they got busy coloring!

2. Next I gave them a spray bottle with water to wet the coffee filters.
Lauren took full advantage of using a spray bottle, she drenched hers! Which is fine, because it makes the color run more. Olivia didn't really care about spraying her coffee filter, she just wanted to spray her sister!

3. Once the filters were dry, I put out some glue and a tray of collage items and they started creating!

Lauren went a little super heavy on the glue (she's very passionate about everything she does!), so I had to put her monster on a piece of black construction paper so it wouldn't stick to the table cloth or rip!

My little monsters with their monsters!

One girl loves her picture being taken...

And the other one?

For more fun "Have You Seen My Monster?" arts and crafts ideas, click here!

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  1. We love coffee filter crafts around here - especially this kind, that involves markers and sprayed water! What a fun way to make your own monster!

  2. Thank you!!
    When I worked in preschools the kids always loved coffee filter crafts. It wasn't until recently that I remembered all the fun things you can do with them!
    My girls now love coffee filter crafts too!