My sister, a third grade teacher, is always looking for creative kids craft ideas. She recently asked me to come up with a fun project she could do with her students for Halloween. When I think Halloween, I think monsters, which led to these colorful paper monsters. The basic shapes are made from circle cards, printable labels, and scrap paper. For a fun dimensional look I combined two circle cards, folded the top card in half, adhered the top halves of each card together, and left the bottom halves free to create an open mouth.

paper monsters kids craft

The idea was to let the kids be creative when making their monsters, so beyond showing them some samples, they were free to add horns, eyes (however many they desired!), claws, teeth, etc. For finishing touches we used Stickles glitter glue as slime, warts, boogers…you get the idea.

paper monsters kids craft

The motto of this craft project: “No Rules, Anything Goes!”

–Ryan, Paper Source Reston Store
PS colors: moss & khaki
Latest fave: PS Printable Labels


12 Responses

  1. liesel says:

    Oh my, these are so darling! Can’t wait to try them.

  2. Hi,

    You have really great ideas and inspiration for kids crafts. 🙂

    I like it a lot, Milou

  3. DebraC says:

    Very Cute! Love monsters.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Love the monsters such a great idea! I think it will make such a cute Halloween card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. puglyfeet says:

    Made me smile — so cute. 🙂

  6. This will be one of the activities for my kids’ Halloween party! thanks!

  7. Amanda says:

    VERY cute project 🙂

  8. Emily says:

    I did this craft project with my 3 year old nephew over the holiday weekend as his baby sister was being born in the hospital! This was a great and easy project that passed the time and was super fun! I used a chartruese circle cards for the head and a scalloped round red card (for inside of the mouth). We finished off our monsters with wiggly eyes which completed our look! Of course he wanted to add 8 eyes to his monster! Super fun! 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

  9. Laura says:

    Thank you from a mom of a Kindergartner who is not creative… we are studying letter “M” and had to make a Monster… I didn’t have a clue where to start but she turned out so cute…

  10. Makayla Hart says:

    this is soooooooooooooooooooo cute im going to do this with my little brother he’s three can’t wait.

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  12. seema says:


    Very creative and useful craft for children.