Sunday, 27 September 2009

Egg Carton Monsters - Halloween Crafts


This is one of my favourite pieces of make and do for kids. It quickly turns the humble egg carton into a truly realistic and scary monster. Great fun for Halloween crafting


What do I need?

An egg carton, scissors, glue, and red, green, white and blue felt or paper.

How do I make it?
  • First of all, you need to create your monster shape. Carefully tear the lid off the egg carton so that you have two separate parts, and also detach the smaller flap from the lid that is used to hold the carton closed − don’t throw this away as you’ll need it later.
  • Next, you need to cut the bottom part of the egg carton in half down the middle of the tray, to create the teeth. An adult will probably need to do this bit, as it’s quite tricky manoeuvring scissors in between the egg holders.
  • Once you’ve done this, put lots of glue in the egg-carton lid and position the two egg-carton halves in the lid so that they appear like big scary monster teeth. You may need to trim the sides of the egg holders to ensure they fit in.
  • To complete your monster shape, you then take the smaller flap that is normally used to hold the egg carton closed and cut two eye shapes in it, leaving a length at the bottom of each to stick these in place. Put some glue on the length and stick these in the two holes that normally hold the egg carton closed. If possible, it’s a good idea to set your carton aside at this point to leave it to dry.
  • Finally, it’s the fun bit. Cut out a red tongue and stick this in between the teeth as if the monster is poking its tongue out. Next, cut some white and black circles and stick these in place to create the eyes; you could even add some eyelashes if you fancy it. Then cut out a long zig-zag tail and stick it on the back of the egg carton, plus some tentacle-like hands sticking out of the side.
  • All done! All you need to do now is come up with a name.
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