Flannel Friday: Monsters the Easy-Peasy Mac-N-Cheesy Way

11 Oct

Several years (years? YEARS.) ago I posted about a 10 little monsters game we do in storytime. Each monster is a different color and after we’ve counted them and identified their colors, I turn the flannelboard around and take a monster away. The kids get to guess which color is missing. It’s fun! The monsters I was using, however, were looking pretty shabby. Plus, a few of them mysteriously disappeared. So, it was time for replacements.

In a fit of laziness, I decided to freehand my own monsters rather than cutting patterns out of paper and then using them to make the felt ones. After a couple of false starts, I came across the magic formula for creating an easy monster:

SHAPE + APPENDAGES + GOOGLY EYES + PAINT = MONSTER

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Seriously. Cut out a shape – circle, square, cloud, blobule, etc. Add some legs, arms, horns, antennae. Glue on some eyes. Paint on a mouth and maybe some eyebrows. Instant monster – no pattern needed!

Shh....don't tell the others, but these three are my favorites.

Shh….don’t tell the others, but these three are my favorites.

 RAAAARRRRRRRR!

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Happy flanneling!

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2 Responses to “Flannel Friday: Monsters the Easy-Peasy Mac-N-Cheesy Way”

  1. Tara Kaye Chmielowski October 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Well aren’t they stinkin’ adorable!! Thanks for the trial and error time-saving tip! These are super super cute!

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  1. Halloween | itsybitsymom - October 30, 2013

    […] older group by replacing the hidden monster after each round.  Thank you to Miss Mary Libery at http://missmaryliberry.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/flannel-friday-monsters-the-easy-peasy-mac-n-cheesy-…  for this awesome and very easy felt […]

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