My monster crafts in Parents Magazine

Back at the end of September I made some fun cardboard tube monsters for the wonderful folks at Parents Magazine. The issue is finally out, so if you are a subscriber, turn to page 184 of the April issue to see the new Make It column featuring my “Moody Monsters”.

It started with this sketch…

Which turned into these…

And then finally into these…

Here’s the cover shot, in case you want to take a look :)

If you are an iPad user, starting on March 15th the download will be available and includes a fun video tutorial on how to make these! :)

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24 Responses to My monster crafts in Parents Magazine

  1. 1
    Laura says:

    So exciting! Congrats!

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    Kristen says:

    That is so cool. Congratulations on being featured like that!!

  3. 3
    Nutmeg Nanny - Brandy says:

    Awesome! I'm so happy for you :)

  4. 4
    Laura Major (Learning Is Child's Play) says:

    WoooWooo! Well Done! We should start calling you "Amazing Amanda!" :)

  5. 5
    Tanya says:

    How fun is that! Congratulations to you!

  6. 6
    Tami says:

    Way to go, Amanda! I'm so happy for you! I'm glad that you were able to find a copy of this mag. ;)

  7. 7
    Sue says:

    Wow, Congrats Amanda! You're getting more famous by the minute! I'm going to buy it for sure:) I never could find the recent Taste of Home issue that featured you:(

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    Barbara Bakes says:

    Such a clever, fun idea! Congrats!

  9. 9
    Mod Podge Amy says:

    SO proud of you! You totally deserve it. :D xo

  10. 10
    Coastal.Creations says:

    That is so awesome for you!!! Congratulations! I would be totally excited!


  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda, great work. Congratulations. I will definitely use this idea for a play date. Betsy

  12. 12
    Amanda says:

    Thanks for your support everyone!

  13. 13
    Sharde says:

    i love your page! im a nanny for 3 kids so im definitely always looking for good projects that can work for all 3 of them. thanks for posting! im so impressed i will be looking around for quite a while:)
    Come and visit me at
    I write about hairstyling, crafts, and style while including tutorials on refashioning clothes.


  14. 14
    thecompletecookbook says:

    How wonderful – congratulations!
    :-) Mandy

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    Megan says:

    How exciting to see them in the magazine. And such a fun and clever project!

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    Jenny @ Embellishing Life says:

    Great work! It is a fun project! I get Parents so I'll have to check it out!

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    Donalyn says:

    That is great & very exciting!

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    Aggie says:

    That is awesome!! Congrats and what a cool project!

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    Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says:

    These are fabulous! I'm glad you posted these because sometimes I don't notice everything in the magazine!

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    http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com says:

    awesome! good job mamma! i'm a new follower- glad i found you- we are always up to something and looking for inspiration! – kelli

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    Elizabeth says:

    Wow that's so cool that you're published! Congrats and that craft is too cute :)

  22. 22

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