What is it about kids that love anything scary, spooky or MONSTERS related? They love to roar or growl, show them a dinosaur and it changes them into a non-human being!
Working in an early years environment, I get it all the time, it’s almost like their eyes go green they shine their teeth at you and start hissing and growling. Yes I know it’s not normal behaviour, but a child can get away with it, but if I did it, or any other grown up, they would get a restraining order and either taken to A&E or sectioned, as a danger to society.
Well I am only joking 😄, but you know what I mean. I love how little ones react and do things spontaneously. They are free spirits and we should allow it, their innocence is adorable.
Our subject is ‘MONSTERS’ and what shall we use to make them with…….I had a look in my recycle bag and I found many boxes of different shapes and sizes. Keeping in mind monsters, and what looks like a monster.
As you can see I found quite a few boxes which I could transform, but the 2 that stood out the most were the ones below.
I chose a tissue box, why you may ask, well the oval cut out looks like a mouth, don’t you think? We can transform this into a Monster!
Amongst the different shaped boxes, cartons, cereal and cat food boxes, the other box that stood out to me was the cat food box, it had a lid that was like a flap, that you can open and shut and that would represent the mouth.
This is the cat food box with a flap that goes up and down. Super I thought a mouth that opens and shuts, where you can put things in it, or take things out ouch!
Before we start our monster projects, I thought to show you this classic monster cartoon. My kids use to watch it on Nickelodeon. It’s called…….
Has that kind of inspired you with some monster ideas? Really anything goes, eyes on stalks, big wide mouths tall, short, squashed ones, odd or weird with teeth!
We have a good start the shape of our boxes will dictate that.