Okay, I know what you might be thinking: another Mom blogger doing a craft?! But hear me out, we don’t know how much longer we’re going to be quarantined, and our kids still need creative activities. It doesn’t matter if you’re only doing them once a week or every day, your kids will appreciate it and I promise, this one’s pretty fun.
I got the idea when I saw other bloggers making adorable fork chicks with for Easter and when I tried to make one, it looked more like a monster than a chicken. And that’s when I got the idea to make fork monsters! Easy enough for young toddlers to do, this monster craft is also fun for the older kids to get creative with their monster mouths and eyes.
- Construction paper (or any paper really)
- Forks (we used plastic forks for easy clean up)
- washable paints (these are available for a quick Target pick-up)
- Black marker (or another color if you want to get creative)
- Googly eyes (not required, but they do add a fun element)
- Non-toxic glue for the eyes
- Put paint in a dish and show your toddler how to dip the fork in the paint (resist doing it for them! lol I know the feeling)
- Start to put the fork with the paint on paper and go in a circular fashion.
3. Keep repeating putting the fork in paint and dipping it on the paper in a more or less circle, but it does not have to a perfect shape (and this makes it much easier with kids). It will look more or less like the picture below, set it aside to dry for about 30 minutes-1 hour.
4. If you’re toddler likes the fork painting, keep going with it while you’re monster dries. In our home, Oliver wanted to put some fork marks on all his construction paper we had taken out, so I let him. I believe art should be all about exploring and finding their own creativity!
5. Now it’s time to get creative with decorating your Monster. If you have googly eyes, glue them on however you want. You can have a Monster with one big eye or five little eyes! If you don’t have googly eyes, feel free to draw them on with a sharpie or black marker. You can also get creative drawing on their mouths, arms, and legs!
Then enjoy! Here are the monsters I made with Oliver and he loves to play with them!
Tell me below, what is your favorite craft to make with your kids? And if you do make these from my post, please tag me on Instagram @theblissfulmomma