I love, love, love monsters! They are so fun and so dang cute, I mean really.. who could resist such cute faces?? Monsters are certainly great any time of the year, but with Halloween right around the corner this is a great craft to make with your kids. I try to make as many projects as I can using recycled materials, so using up several of my plastic lids made me smile.
You probably remember my plastic lid ladybugs, which were what inspired me to make these little cuties. Of course I’ve posted several monster crafts before, so if you are looking for more projects be sure to check out all my monster craft ideas.
Tip: Keep a container with a lid or a gallon zipper bag to collect plastic lids from milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and other juice containers. Then when it’s craft day, pour the lids out on the table and let the kids decorate them!
I originally made these little monsters for ModernMom.com, they have a fun series called Wednesday Crafternoon. You can find me over their once a month. :)
I started by sketching some faces, but you can work willy nilly if you want.
Add the eyes with some white glue first.
I have several kinds of googly eyes. Some girly ones with eyelashes, some with colored backgrounds, and some with colored pupils.
You can draw mouths on white craft foam, leaving the teeth areas white, then just cut them out and glue on.
|Plastic Lid Monsters||
- Plastic lids from milk and juice jugs
- Googly eyes
- Craft foam or construction paper
- Chenille stems (optional)
- White craft glue
- Black marker
- To begin, you’ll need your plastic lids and some monster face ideas! I drew a few on paper, but if your kids prefer, they can work off the cuff and create as they go. Just set the supplies in front of them and let them create.
- Position the eyes first. Once you are happy with their placement, glue them in place.
- Next create the mouths. You can cut them from craft foam or construction paper and use a black marker to help with lines and teeth.
- Glue the foam features in place.
- If you like, you can trim chenille stems into small eyebrows and glue them on as well.
- For younger children simply glue on wiggle eyes and draw the mouths on with a marker and a white paint pen.
These make cute magnets too! Line the inside of the lid with some white glue then fill it with modeling clay. Use some instant grab glue to attach a circle of thin cardboard to the clay then attach a magnet.