This activity is a great one to keep tucked away for rainy days. You can use things from your craft stash and some regular household items.
What you will need are stickers or self adhesive craft foam pieces, chenille stems, and an empty box (we used a facial tissue box and a sandwich bag box).
This part is the easiest. Have your child cover the box with stickers and craft foam pieces.
While they are having fun you can make fun little appendages for your monster. We bent the chenille stems in zig zags and wrapped them around pencils to get a neat corkscrew look.
I simply poked small holes with a pencil and threaded the stems into the holes and bent the tip to keep them from coming out.
We cut out some white traingles and added some teeth.
What you have is one terrifyingly cute monster box.
Now your kids have a fun monster to play with. Our monsters ate random items and stored small toys.
_______________________________________________________________Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.