This week I was struggling with what to make for a craft LIVE on Facebook. I try to use simple materials and every idea I had required something a little less than common, until this. These squish monster paintings are perfect because, honestly, I don’t use crafts that much in preschool. They are fun to make, especially during a pandemic, but I was brainstorming ways to make something more in line with how I teach and do more process art in my preschool class. Children learn all about symmetry, color mixing, and tap into their incredible creativity with this art project. You can see me make this monster painting LIVE on Facebook here.
Squish Monster Paintings
Gather your materials. You will need plain paper, paint, a paintbrush, glue, googly eyes, and a marker.
Start by folding your paper in two. Pop some pain ton one side of the paper.
Fold and squish together, open to reveal your monster.
Add some legs, arms, an antenna, or two, with markers. Add glue for the eyes.
Add eyes and let dry.
You can place the whole thing on another sheet of construction paper if you want to “frame” it. Don’t forget to give your monster a name!
Watch me make the monster painting, play the math game, and sing… poorly below.
As seen in the video posted above, you can play this game easily at home or in a classroom. Print off the monster here.
Preschool Monster Song
Grab the lyrics here, so you don’t mess it up like I did the first time in the video 😉
Monster Books for Preschool
Find some fun monster books to read after creating your monster paintings here!