Let’s make our own monster decorations as we head into Halloween. You just need a few art supplies and some imagination!

Getting started

Gather all or some of these materials:

  • Recycled materials
  • Paper cups
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Art supplies, such as paint, pipe cleaners, foil, yarn, stickers, etc.
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


Step 1: Use a cup to create a monster body.

Step 2: Make holes for monster arms.

Step 3: Decorate your monster. Use whatever material you like.

Think about: What unique characteristics might a monster have?

Step 4: Thread your pipe cleaner through the hole you made in the cup.

Step back and look at your creation!


Monsters come in all shapes!

Don’t have a cup? Then use a paper towel tube or toilet paper roll!


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