How to Create This Book Inspired Monster Art

We are making Monster Art as part of this week’s Virtual Kids Book Club!  The book we are reading this week is the brilliant Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley.  This excellent book encourages children to face their night-time fears and make the monster ‘Go Away’.  The illustrations are bold and cleverly build up until you can tell the monster to go, with a turn of the page it has gone!

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Materials and Equipment Needed to Make Monster Art

You will need:

poster paints various colours    googly eyes or paper discs for eyes     a black marker pen

newspaper or shower curtain to protect your surfaces        some paper     drinking straws     mixing water


Symmetrical Monster Art

First, take a sheet of paper and fold it in half, then open it out again.  Next, put drips or dabs of paint on one side of the paper.  Try not to put the colour too close to the paper edge and try not to use too much as well!  Then, fold the paper over on itself and press down, spreading the paint out inside the folded paper.

Open the fold to reveal your symmetrical monster.  Leave your artwork to dry before sticking on some googly eyes, adding fangs or arms and feet with the black marker pen!  Why not try making a whole family of symmetrical monsters!

Spiky Monster Art

Mix the post paint with a little water to make it more fluid.  Put some of the colour in the centre of the paper and pick up the drinking straw.  Blow the paint around the paper using the straw,  try to make the monster as spiky as possible.  Leave to dry and then add googly eyes, fangs, feet and arms with the black marker.

Why not make another family of spiky monsters as friends for the symmetrical monsters?

We loved making these with our daughter who soon discovered that her ‘monsters’ were not very scary at all!  I can see these becoming a favourite book inspired art theme!

Virtual Book Club For Kids 2017-18

Find out what everyone else is making, creating, learning and playing this week with Virtual Book Club for Kids and don’t forget to join in with the facebook group as well!

Monster Themed Necklace Craft – The Educators Spin On It
Mini Eraser Monster Counting Printables – Artsy Momma
Go Away Big Green Monster Slime – Still Playing School
Easy Finger Painted Monsters – Toddler Approved
Playdough Monster ~ Invitation to Play – My Bored Toddler
Big Green Monster Healthy Snack Ideas – J Daniel 4’s Mom
Monster Krispie Cakes Recipe – Rainy Day Mum
Colorful Monster Printable Worksheet – The Moments at Home
Puffy Paint Monster Craft – To Be A Kid Again
Monster Leaf Puppet Craft – Messy Little Monster
Feed the Monster Game – Mama Smiles
Magnetic Shape Monster – Teach Beside Me

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