Saturday, October 8, 2011

Holiday Kid Craft Link Up | Week 3

Welcome to Week #3 of the Holiday Kid Craft Link Up!

The idea of the Holiday Kid Craft Link Up is to link up any Fall, Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter, New Years, any holiday or seasonal craft from now until the end of December.
  • The craft must be kid friendly
  • Do not link up your giveaways
  • Submit the url of your post, not the blog's main page
  • Include my button if you wish or link to me please
  • Visit other blogs, this way we can all learn a new craft for our kids 
  • Your kids craft can be a new craft or one from your archives
  • Please link to where you found the craft from if it's not your original        

This week I am pulling one from the archives that we enjoyed so much! 

Hand Print Monsters
Now what child doesn't love fun little monster's and paint!
I absolutely love, love the way this craft turned out and so did they.
Lots of giggles here!

I found this wonderful craft over at Little Learners Lounge. She painted feet too. I choose not to and thought hands would be enough since we were working on more than one craft today.

You may have noticed from the pictures we didn't paint each finger every time or omitted the thumb. This made for an interesting, yet adorable monster! And I love the way we could create a mouth in the palm of the hands in the first picture.

Items we used for craft:
Yellow construction paper
Tempera paints
Googly eyes
Marker to draw a mouth
Glue for eyes

Book to go with craft:

Go Away Big GREEN Monster!
by: Ed Emberley
The book starts with a black page and two gleaming yellow eyes through the text. Big GREEN Monster has two big yellow eyes. Each page adds a new adjective-laden element, including a bluish greenish nose, and purple hair until the culmination of effects prompts a response of "YOU DON'T SCARE ME! SO GO AWAY.... It's very visual and very bold. I love the the fact that this an introduction to adjectives and a repetitive text that have the children's sole attention. If you haven't read this book, it is a must.

Now it's your turn to link up your creativity, I can't wait to see them! 
Thanks for stopping by,

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Nayana said...

What a great space you have, my son is one and half year old and we are soon going to start craft thingy at home. I m following you too.


CacheyMama said...

Thanks for the linky! PS. I dont have your button on the posts, but it is on my linkies and hops page :)

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I LOVE your handprint monsters! They are so cute and I know my boys would love doing that project!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

LOVE how cute these came out! I have this on my to-do list and it was nice to see how yours came out! :)

Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase!


mermaid said...

I don`t like monsters but these are soooooo cute :)

Mandi said...

We love making monsters! This is an awesome idea! I'll definitely be doing this with my guys! :)

Mandi at BBM

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love books with repetion! Your monsters are super cute.

Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Brenna @ Almost All The Truth said...

Oh, I love 'Go Away, Big Green Monster!". I haven't had the chance to do a Halloween craft yet, but all these ideas look great!

Party Of Four said...

Love this link up. I am getting so many cute ideas!

RedTedArt said...

I love your hand creatures! So cute. Don't googly eyes transform everything!!

Thanks for linking on Kids Get Crafty!


Charlene said...

These are really stinkin' cute and I just bought some spooky googly eyes at Michaels the other day that would go perfectly with this craft.

Thanks for linking up with Hey Mom, Look What I Did (at Adventures In Mommy Land).

Vicky said...

Thanks for the link up! So happy to see so many wonderful ideas here! Vicky from

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

These are awesome- shared on FB- linked up and oh ya you're the best ;-)
Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!

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