Halloween Craft for Kids
Monster marker prints are sure to be a hit with your kids. Your kids will create adorable monsters, and learn to use markers in a new way.
Coffee Filter Monsters:
- Coffee filters (I ironed ours just to get them to lay flat. Ironing them makes it easier for little ones to color on them)
- White Paper
- Washable Markers (only water soluable makers will work)
- Spray bottle
Color with washable markers all over the coffee filter. Don’t be too worried about complete coverage. Center the coffee filter on white paper and spray with water. Make sure the coffee filter is wet, but not dripping. You will start to see the colors blend together right on the coffee filter.
Place another sheet of white paper over the top of the coffee filter and press firmly to help transfer the color. Leave your prints sandwiched until they have dried slightly, or get out your craft iron to help speed up the drying process. If you don’t wait until they are dry, you will have drips of color running down your paper.
Once everything is dry, peel the paper off the coffee filter. You will be left with your original coffee filter, and 2 printed papers. The coffee filter has lost the marker lines, and is blended beautifully. However, I love how wonderful prints turned out, they have a depth that the coffee filter lacks! These prints are the prefect base for creating adorable monsters. Although you could use this technique to make beautiful fall leaves, pumpkins…the possibilities are endless.
We also created one coffee filter that was just black so that we could use it for the mouth and eyes. Use all the scraps of paper to create interesting shaped mouths, teeth, eyes etc.
Check out this fun list of fall ideas!