Looking for a fun DIY gift idea? Check out this tutorial on how to make a monster kids can decorate! It’s the perfect Halloween craft, and combines perfectly with these other Halloween activities for preschoolers! You may also enjoy these sewing tutorials for all ages.
Kids love softies, ESPECIALLY when they can decorate them themselves! This little guy was super easy to make.
How to Make a Monster Kids Can Decorate
Want to make your own decorate-a-monster softie?
Decorate a Monster Stuffie Tutorial
Making this little monster is easy!
- Download the pattern above.
- Cut out of muslin (any cotton fabric works, actually. Stay away from fabrics like fleece and minky that are hard to color).
- Sew wrong sides together, leaving an opening for stuffing.
- Turn right side out.
- Stuff. We love cluster stuff!
- Hand stitch closed.
- Hand to a child to decorate.
Use sharpie or fabric pens for a permanent effect, or decorate them with washable markers, wash, and decorate again. We used Crayola washable markers on ours, and Emma was able to get all of the marker off her monster by bathing it in a small bin of plain water. Then we wrung it out, let it dry for a few hours, and it was good to go for another round of decorating!
What activities is your family enjoying as we get ready for Halloween? Do you have a sewing tutorial my kids would love? I would love to see photos if you use this How to Make a Monster sewing tutorial! Share photos on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram.