There's a Monster at the End of This Craft!
        Step 1: Things You'll Need
        Step 2: Print It
        Step 3: The Joys of Making a Face
        Step 4: A Sticky Face Without Jam
        Step 5: Monster Design 101
        Step 6: Make a Mask Handle
        Do the Monster Mash!

        To create Monster Face Parts, you will need:

        1. Print
          Monster Face Parts Sheet
        2. Materials
          • Scissors
          • Paper Plates
          • Construction Paper
          • Glue Stick
          • Paint Stir
          • Craft Supplies
          • Tape

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        There's a Monster at the End of This Craft!

        Anything is possible in your imagination! Play pretend with your child and see what fun stories, worlds, and characters you can create. Make a silly face and become a magical creature. You can even play pretend with items from around the house. You can turn a shoe box into a school bus or garbage truck. You can imagine an old t-shirt is a beautiful ball gown or a wizard's robe!

        Step 1: Things You'll Need

        Collect the items from the materials list.
        Little Hands Tip: Put on a silly hat and be another person or a creature.

        Step 2: Print It

        Print out the Monster Face Parts Sheet.

        Step 3: The Joys of Making a Face

        Help your child choose a pair of eyes, a nose, and a mouth from the Monster Masquerade Printable. Let your child use crayons or markers to color them any color she wants. (This is going to be a silly monster!) Then, cut out the pieces. If you don't have the printable, you can cut out eyes, a nose, and a mouth from some old magazines.

        Step 4: A Sticky Face Without Jam

        Use a glue stick to attach the eyes, nose, and mouth to the backside of a paper plate.

        Step 5: Monster Design 101

        Decorate your monster mask with crayons, markers, and craft supplies. Add scraps of yarn, fabric, or even feathers to make hair and fur. Add some glitter to make your monster extra magical!
        Little Hands Tip; What noise will your monster make?

        Step 6: Make a Mask Handle

        Once your mask is finished, attach a wooden paint stir stick to the opposite side of the paper plate. (Paint stirs are usually free and available wherever you can buy paint.) If you don't have a paint stir, you can use a ruler or a wooden spoon.

        Do the Monster Mash!

        Now it's time for the monster masquerade! A masquerade is a party where people wear masks and costumes. Invite your child to the party by asking what her monster's name is and what its voice sounds like. Take turns asking questions and pretending with your masks. Be sure to celebrate at the monster masquerade with music and dancing!

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