Looking for an easy monster craft for the kids to make before Halloween? Make a monster mobile using cardboard rolls!
Of all the Halloween crafts we’ve made here over the years, this monster mobile is one of my favourites! Sure, some monsters are scary, but these guys are fun and friendly, and super-goofy! The hooligans had a great time painting and decorating them, using basic craft materials that we had around the house.
To make your toilet roll monster mobile, you’ll need:
- Cardboard tubes
- pipe cleaners (optional)
- googly eyes
- jagged teeth cut from craft foam, construction paper or card stock
- paint (think hallowe’en colours: green, orange, purple, black)
*For those of you who prefer not to use toilet rolls for crafting, the tubes that hold paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic wrap and wrapping paper are great alternatives.
Have your little ones paint their tubes (to make things easier, have them put 3 or 4 fingers of one hand into the tube to hold it while they paint with their other hand). Once your paint has dried, you can make a hole in either side of the tube (I used the tip of a pen for this), and poke your pipe cleaner through to create some bendy arms. Now glue on as many or as few eyes as you think your monster should have, and oooh and ahhhh over how darn CUTE they are!
When the glue has dried, your hooligans can play with them as-is or you can string them into a mobile by looping a length of yarn under each pipe cleaner (inside the tube) and gather them together, staggering the monsters so they hang at different lengths.
What do you think? Cute-ness overload or what?
Don’t forget to check out my Hallowe’en Category for more spook-tacularly easy and inexpensive crafts and activities!
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