Mr 2 is currently having a love affair with “monners.”
He also, like most toddlers, has a love affair with glue sticks.
So, I set up this monster art invitation to create.
This is a simple collage activity to make your own mix and match monsters.
Have you ever used colour diffusing paper?
It’s magical stuff!
The lovely folk at Cleverpatch recently gave us some colour diffusing paper and a set of their amazing liquid colours.
As a teacher, I’ve been using Cleverpatch products in my classrooms for years.
I’m super lucky to have Cleverpatch on board as Product Sponsor for my Christmas eBook.
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But I’m getting ahead of myself. Back to this project…
What You’ll Need:
How to create your own monster art for kids:
Experiment with placing colour onto your diffusing paper with your liquid watercolours.
If you place your colours close together, you will get a rad bleed effect.
If you leave white spaces between your colours, the result will be a more tie-dyed effect and less vibrant.
Once your page is filled with colour, lightly spray the paper with water.
Leave your page to dry for a few hours. The colours will continue to diffuse.
Once dried, cut regular and irregular shapes for monster bodies.
Cut out horns, eyes, mouths…. whatever tickles your fancy.
Set these various body parts out for your little monster and let them go wild mixing and matching their monsters.
We just glued all our monster parts to cardboard with a glue stick.
You could cut your wild things out and make bunting or puppets.
Mr 2 dubbed this one “Potato Monner.”
Need some more monster art for kids? Try these mix and match salt dough monsters.
Check out the magical process.