The word monster used to be a scary thing for kids, but not so much anymore. There are so many colorful monster crafts for kids these days, you can even theme an entire party with monsters! I love making them because there are just so many creative possibilities. From one giant eye to a face full of tiny eyeballs, their personalities are all so different!
50 Monster Crafts for Kids, for Any Time of Year!
Whether you have a monster crazed preschooler or an elementary aged child ready for a monster party, there are plenty of ideas here to keep you busy! The first order of business to to make some Monster Party Invitations and once those are done, you can get going on the rest of the monsterific party decorations!
Recycled Monster Crafts
A fun way to use those canning lids once your jars are empty! Make Canning Lid Monsters from Crafts by Amanda.
Make funky Cardboard Box Monsters with recycled materials from Craft Jr.
Your imagination and colorful paper turn recycled cardboard tubes into an entire family of Cardboard Tube Ghouls from Crafts by Amanda
Alisa Burke also turned cardboard tubes into a fabulous collection of Cardboard Tube Monsters.
Don’t throw out that cereal box. You can create Cereal Box Monsters with Kix Cereal’s instructions.
CDs and DVDs are almost obsolete, but don’t toss them just yet. Grab the duct tape to make these Colorful CD/DVD Monsters from Crafts by Amanda.
Make monsters from recycled juice box containers with Crafts by Amanda
Kids will love this Monster Mobile from Happy Hooligans.
Planning a party? These Monster Treat Bags are great as a make & take.
Who knew? Turn your peach pits into monsters! With Projects fro Preschoolers.
Turn lids from milk jugs, orange juice and other containers into these Plastic Lid Monsters from Crafts by Amanda.
Crafts by Amanda also shows you how to create Monsters from Bread Tags.
This darling Sandwich Box Monster from Spoonful is ready for a treat!
Giggles Galore shows us her version with this Tissue Box Monster.
Fabric, Felt & Foam
Nifty, Thrifty & Thriving made some felt monsters in order to create a banner for her son’s birthday.
These Glitter Foam Monsters from Crafts by Amanda are perfect for a group activity or a make & take!
Who could resist these darling Glove Monsters from Craftaholics Anonymous?
Head over to Kix Cereal to learn how to make a monster felt board book from a cereal box!
Mix and Match Monsters is a fun activity your kids will love from And Next Comes L
Hole in your child’s jeans? Make a Monster Jeans Patch from One Artsy Mama
Monster Sleep Masks are a fun way to put the kids to bed. From Spoonful
Morena’s Corner keeps her kids’ tissues handy in this Pocket Tissue Monster.
A fun way to learn shapes with Shape Monsters from House of Baby Piranha
Turn mismatched socks into adorable Sock Monsters from Fave Crafts.
These Craft Stick Monsters make great bookmarks, via Crafts by Amanda.
You can use a wreath and duct tape to make a Monster Corkboard to hold all your notes and assignments – from Crafts by Amanda.
Crafts by Amanda shows how to make Monster Bookmarks from hair clips.
Tally’s Treasury shows you how to create Monster Corner Bookmarks.
Turn shampoo bottles into Monster Pencil Holders via Madame Criativa.
These colorful Monster Pencils come from 36th Avenue
Puppets & Play Things
Get down to the beat with these silly Boogie Monsters from Spoonful.
Make Colorful Pasta Monsters via Crafts by Amanda.
Turn felt into monster puppets with Six Sisters Stuff.
If you prefer finger puppets, then Mom Endeavors has you covered.
These friendly looking Monster Puppets come from Kix Cereal.
Let their imagination run wild making monsters from play dough with Pink and Green mama.
Rock Monsters from Free Kids Crafts are always a hit.
Eighteen 25 shows you how to make these whimsical Yarn Monsters.
Other Arts, Crafts & Activities
Display your child’s artwork or pictures in these adorable Monster Eyeball Picture Frames.
Have fun in the tub with these monsters at Crafting Things New
Blow Painting is fun for all ages, via Raising Sparks
Make your closet a monster friendly place with monster coat hangers from Spoonful.
Turn crinkle paper into a monster with No Time For Flash Cards.
Glitter Slime Monsters are perfect for Halloween, via 36th Avenue.
These Googley Eyed Green Blobs from Make and Takes are a perfect party craft.
Turn handprints into monsters with Meet the Dubiens.
Planning a monster party? Don’t miss these Monster Balloons via Spoonful.
We love these Monster Cups from Bombshell Bling.
Decorate your very own Monster Mugs from Repeat Crafter Me.
Make your own Monster Confetti to add a dash of color to your table.
Make a Monster Wreath for your front door with Baby Rabies.
Kids Activities Blog shares these super fun No-Mess Monsters.
Why do kids love monsters?
Monsters help kids process their emotions. Talking about monsters can help kids work through scary thoughts and feelings. Plus, they’re funny looking!
What age are kids afraid of monsters?
Usually between the ages of 3 and 8
How do you throw a monster party for kids?
To plan a monster party, start with cute DIY monster invitations. Then plan some monster crafts and games for the kids. Don’t forget a monster cake or monster fruit cups!
*BONUS* Fun Monster Snack Ideas!
These healthy Fruit Monsters will help keep your little monsters feeling great!
Want a more portable treat? These Monster Fruit Cups are sure to be a real hit!