These shape monsters are super simple and super easy to make – and they were such a hit with my kids that I think we’ll make some as part of Emma’s craft-themed birthday party next month!
I gave each kid a sheet of construction paper, a bunch of shape foam stickers, and googly eyes, and set them free! I love the individuality of each creation! Two-year-old Lily’s (above) I find especially charming in its wonkiness!
Four-year-old Johnny loves symmetry, and it shows in his artwork! I like that he came and asked for extra eyes after I gave each kid only two to start with. He had a vision of what he wanted to create! Johnny is very into both snowmen and robots right now, and I think his monster reflects both of those interests!
Five-year-old Emma has been making little guys like this out of paper for a couple weeks now! I think they are cute, and this one feels a bit wistful to me somehow.
I keep a stash of fun craft supplies for emergencies – times when we need to keep the kids busy in a peaceful way – and foam stickers are always a popular choice for the kids! They love the texture, and it takes a little bit longer for them to peel the backings off – buying me a little bit of extra time! This was our first time using peel-and-stick googly eyes. Normally we just glue them on, and in many cases I think that’s the better option. I had to peel the backings off of these, even for Emma.
What are your favorite emergency craft supplies? Do you have a favorite quick and easy kid craft to share?
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