Do you have a little one who is a fan of Blaze and the Monster Machines? If so, he or she will ADORE this easy Blaze Monster Truck Craft. Bonus? It also teaches preschoolers to recognize basic shapes in their surroundings.
Blaze Monster Truck Craft
Start your engines! Just as Blaze can transform into any kind of machine, your preschooler can transform ordinary construction paper into an adorable paper Blaze craft. To make this colorful, hands-on craft you will need:
- white, red, black, yellow and blue construction paper
- glue or Glue Dots
- household objects
- a photograph of Blaze
Gather your materials and get ready to go on a shape hunt! Your child will need to find household objects that are shaped as rectangles, circles, and squares.
To make Blaze’s body, my son traced a DVD box. To create his monster truck wheels, he traced a wide mason jar ring. He used everything from LEGOs to toy dishes to create the shapes he needed for Blaze.
Use the scissors to cut Blaze’s body into a monster truck shape. Use white school glue or Glue Dots to attach the shapes to each other, using a photograph of Blaze as a guide.
When Blaze is ready, invite your preschooler to count the circles and rectangles on him.
When children are finished creating Blaze, they can draw a picture to glue him onto, hang him on the fridge, or share him with a friend!
It’s very basic craft, but so much fun for kids!
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