Are you looking for a bit of kids craft inspiration to keep little ones busy on a rainy afternoon? Then why not try making a great Soap Bubble Print Monster Mask? This is a great kids craft project that children of all ages can get stuck into and really let their imaginations run wild (and will keep them amused for hours!) Just have a look at our step-by-step monster mask instructions below.
Kids Craft: Soap Bubble Print Monster Mask
You will need:
Paper plates – the cheap cardboard kind are the best as the paint sticks to them better
Washing up liquid
Low sided bowls or containers
Plain and coloured paper (or simply colour in your own)
Felt tip pens or crayons
Lolly sticks and sticky tape or string
Soap Bubble Print Monster Mask Directions:
Firstly make your soap bubble print mixture. Mix together about 100ml water with 2-3 tablespoons of paint and 2 tablespoons of washing up liquid in a low sided bowl or container (we found that children’s plastic bowls worked well for this)
Next pop in a straw and get your little ones to blow bubbles into the mixture (make sure that they understand the concept of blowing, rather than sucking as soapy paint water doesn’t taste that good!)
Once a huge mountain of bubbles has appeared, gently press the underside of a paper plate onto the bubbles, to print a coloured bubbly design onto the plate. You can then repeat this with other colours to get a different effect and also print onto some sheets of paper for use as decoration later. Also you can get you kids to dip their hands into the bubbly mixture (they are sure to love this!) and make some hand prints to use later
Now leave everything to dry
Once dry, cut 2 eye holes out of the paper plate (older children may be able to manage this themselves but younger ones might need some assistance here)
Then cut out further decorations out of coloured paper, some of the extra soap bubble prints that you made earlier or paper that has painted/coloured in, and cut out the hand prints
To make a nose cut out a triangle from construction paper, fold it in half and then spread a little glue along each of the long sides and stick it onto your mask so that the paper stands up
Next add all of your other decorations, we went for eyebrows, hand prints as spiky horns and extra spikes on top – but let their imagination run wild and make whatever they want!
You can also add details such as a smiley mouth using felt tips or crayons
Finally attach lolly sticks to the back of the mask using sticky tape, or punch holes into either side of the mask and fasten string through to attach the mask to your child’s head
Using blue and green paint and construction paper, we think our mask looks like a sea monster, but there is no end to the number of different monsters that could be made using this method; how about a dinosaur, a snake, a lizard or just whatever iteration of monster appears at the end!
This guest post and craft activity was put together by Custard and Crumble, an online retailer of nursery furniture: cots, cot beds, wardrobes, change mats and baby bedding.