Continuing on with our monster themed crafts; we decided to decorate parts of the house with monster bunting. By this point, we were two thirds of the way through the half term break whilst potty training our youngest (I decided to spend the entire week in so she could focus solely on peeing in the right place!) I spent much of the break solo parenting as my husband was away for a work trip, so it is safe to say by this point I was clutching at straws for activities to keep them busy!
These are low prep activities (my favourite type of activity), and are fairly easy to do. This is ideal if you have some time to fill in the morning, and then again in the evening. You can print their hands and feet, go out for the day, and then finish them off when you are back home.
This is what you will need to create your monster bunting;
- Some A4 white card (paper will work, but card will allow for a better finish)
- Child friendly paint
- String, ribbon, wire or any other material you wish to hang your bunting from
- A Ruler
- Googly eyes (this is an optional added extra)
Here is how to make your monster bunting;
- Create your triangular bunting shape. I did this by holding the A4 card portait style, pinching the bottom centre. Using a ruler, I drew a line from both top corners, to the centre pinched point. I then used these lines as a guide to cut my triangular shapes.
- Paint your child’s hands and feet; apply a thin layer of paint. If the paint is too thick, it is likely that the print will smudge. Press their hands and feet down on the card firmly, and then lift off smoothly. If there are any patches that did not print fully; apply a thin amount of paint to the side of your finger tip or the side of your hand and print to fill it in.
- Set the prints aside and allow them to dry fully.
- The fun part! Decorate/create your monsters. A black ball point pen, felt tip or sharpie usually works best for this part.
- Fold the top of each triangular bunting over and place the string under the fold. Glue into place.
- Hang up and enjoy!
There are endless design possibilities; any of the previous monster crafts we have created would also work really well on the bunting (Monster Scribbles, and Watercolour Splat Monsters). Here are just a few of the monsters that we created on our bunting;
I’d love to see your creations, so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @littlecupofmum so I can see what you came up with too.
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