Toddler Crafts: Three Monsters

This is just a great way to use up toilet paper rolls (besides recycling, of course). In the past, we’ve made anΒ owlΒ and theseΒ butterflies and bumblebees. So when my daughter asked to make monsters, we were all set!

First, flatten a toilet paper roll and cut about 1/4 to 1/3 off the top:

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Then, cut out a zig-zag pattern to make “claws”:

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Next, cut slits down both sides of the “body”:

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And cut out the “ears” or “hair” off the top:

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Finally, slide the “arms” into the slits:

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Now comes the fun part. πŸ™‚ You can use crayons, markers, or paint to color the monster’s body. Probably not unlike mostΒ toddlers,Β my daughter prefers the messiest medium:

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My daughter actually painted three monsters during one sitting. Once she finished painting the last monster, the paint was already dry on the first monster. So we continued withΒ the googley-eyes:

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Then glued on a “nose.” (I bought these on Amazon. I should’ve gone with something a bit smaller like, these ones, but oh well.):

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It was another fun and quick toddler project – a great way to spend the morning at home.

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