When Halloween comes around I love to make monster crafts for kids to keep everyone happy especially my son. I have also taught my kids that not all monsters are scary and some are happy and friendly!
When we think of monsters in our house we think of large scary creatures who make loud grumbling noises and who chase after you!
Fortunately the ones we have made do not move and can actually be fun to play with after you are finished making them!
These monster craft ideas present an opportunity to teach kids about textures, shapes and colors! These are all great for sensory stimulation.
There are ideas for preschool right up to older kids and can be made all year long, even on Valentine’s Day as monsters can be cute and cuddly as well as scary!
I have no doubt if you like these you will also be interested in my easy spider crafts for kids and my Halloween crafts for kids.
This Mini Mike Wazowski Craft is perfect for fans of Monsters Inc. especially if he is your favorite character.
Bookmark crafts are fabulous for encouraging kids to read and these monster ones are adorable!
They only require a few materials including popsicle sticks, googly eyes, feathers and yarn and you are on your way to have some new reading companions!
How to make some pretty looking leaf monsters this Fall! These are perfect for Halloween or anytime during October and November!
This is a freestyle craft, but you are welcome to recreate my orange Fall leaf monster, shown here!
Kids love Autumn crafts like these where they are involved in selecting the craft materials! It really sends their creativity into overdrive as they search through a forest looking for the scariest looking leaves!
During Summer we literally have tons of pool noodles! We seem to gather new ones up every time we go swimming.
What better way to use them up than to make some cool funky looking monsters! There is no way these guys are scary, they look dead friendly and might even take a swim with you!
These pom pom monsters are too cute for their own good! I have 4 different ones here in various colors.
You can make them in any color you like! As they are made with pom poms they are soft and squishy!
This is one of my favorite ocean crafts for kids! These seashell monsters are adorable and my little girl will love transforming her dirty seashells into these cute monsters complete with paint, pipe cleaners and pom poms.
These monster painted rocks, remind me of my clown rock! You can virtually paint anything onto a rock and these monsters are perfect for Fall.
I love crafts that teach kids good habits and this one is fabulous because you can introduce the concept of money and how important it is to look after it in your purse.
This craft will need some sewing assistance from Mom but kids will enjoy watching!
This gardening craft for kids is fabulous because it teaches kids to be green and save the environment.
It makes use of plastic bottles to create some cute Monster planters, which enable you to grow some plants!
Make a cute Halloween decor using these paper monsters! You can hang them on a piece of string!
Some of the monsters are made from handprints, which is a great for younger kids!
I absolutely love paper bag puppets because they are great for pretend play and story telling after they are completed.
These really give the kids a good opportunity to be creative as they can freestyle and make their monster unique.
This craft is a good way to use any toddler socks that no longer fit! With a few simple materials you can turn them into monsters!
You just need to add pipe cleaners, felt, feathers, googly eyes and any other materials you have to hand!
You can even doodle on them too with markers.
Blowing paint with straws always entertains kids! They love to see it spreading out on paper!
This painting tutorial helps them create brightly colored monsters, which they can then add eyes too!
Suitable for preschool kids, under supervision.
Paper plate crafts for kids enable you to make some cool monsters!
Make as many as you like in different colors!
Kids can be really hands on with this one, painting and sticking on googly eyes.
Why not get them count the number of eyes they add to incorporate some learning.
Learn how to make monster corner bookmarks. There are 4 to choose from! Why not make them all and give some to friends!
Ways to ensure you make Cute Monster Crafts
If you do not want to make scary monsters and want to keep them cute and adorable instead use bright colors when crafting! Use pinks, oranges and reds!
More Scary Halloween Craft Ideas
Make your own Frankenstein craft with toilet paper rolls
How about a spooky ghost craft with coffee filters
Witches are like female monsters, and this wicked witch bookmark will make sure you do all your school reading!
Have you anymore Monster crafts for kids?