We love crafting around our house and even more so when it is seasonal crafting time! Halloween crafts are some of our favorites to make. I scrounged around our craft box and suggested some crafts that we could make and monster crafts won! We decided to make Paper Plate Monster Halloween Yard Decorations. This craft is pretty simple and great for preschoolers or kindergarteners and there is hardly any mess which is always great. You more than likely already have everything that you need for this Paper Plate Monster Craft!
How to Make Paper Plate Monster Halloween Yard Decorations
Crafting with kids is a lot of fun. It encourages kids to be imaginative, creative, and active in making something. They learn how things work and that it takes work to create something. It can also be a life long skill that they learn. Crafts can be simple or involved depending on the child’s age and they should be a bit challenging to really fully engage them but not to hard to discourage them. It is also a great idea to display crafts for at least a little while after they are done to show you are proud of their work.
Supplies Needed for Paper Plate Monster Craft:
- Colored Paper Plates (any colors will work)
- Glue (glue sticks work fine or tape would work too)
- White Paper
- Black Marker
Paper Plate Monster Halloween Yard Decorations Tutorial Instructions:
Grab your supplies and find a spot to spread out.
Let your kiddo decide on what color monsters he/she would like to make and set those plates aside.
It’s time to draw the monster eyes and mouths. We sketched out eyes on our white paper and then made the mouth from a black paper black. If you don’t have a black plate, you can definitely use your black marker to draw mouths on your white paper and then cut those out.
I did the cutting and my son did all the gluing!
Once we had assembled our monsters, it was time to attach the straws to the back (this is going to be stuck into the ground so leave a decent amount of the straw sticking out from the bottom. After taping the straws to the back, it’s time to find a place in the yard to decorate! We lined our Paper Plate Monster Halloween Yard Decorations up by our walkway!
Does your child like making crafts? This Paper Plate Monster craft is perfect to use as Halloween yard decorations!
Here are some more fun Halloween yard decorations to try:
Halloween Milk Jug Luminaries
DIY Crypt Gateway
Egg Carton Eyeballs
Jennifer Kessler says
Such a lovely craft. Easy and fun to do with kids. It will be our project this coming Halloween.
What a great low-mess and Halloween activity! We’ll make a ton and be extra crafty as usual.