Day 287 - Monsters In the Closet & At The Window.
Well, hello monsters. Let's jump right into today's project. When little, who was terrified of monsters? Who had nightmares of monsters living under your bed or hiding behind a closet door? When I was little, I hated to open the basement closet in fear there would be a big, ugly, bad breathed monster lurking behind the door. In short, monsters give me the willies.
Let's try to recreate that spooky feeling. Today we are going to use an old cardboard shipping box to create one creepy window monster. Here are all the supplies needed:
- 1 old large shipping box
- black craft paint
- a black marker
- a big paint brush
- white and one other color of tissue paper
- masking tape or shipping tape
Step 1: Cut the box down at the side and bottom so as to create a flat piece of cardboard. Using the black marker, sketch the monster on the cardboard.
Step 2: Using the scissors, cut out the monster shape. Now use the black paint to paint one side of the cardboard. Leave the area for the eyes or eye unpainted. Let dry an hour or until paint is no longer tacky.
Step 3: Take the cardboard and cut out the eye hole. Roughly measure the hole. Using the colored tissue paper, cut out a circle for the eyeball that is slightly bigger than the hole. In the middle of the tissue paper, draw a circle with the black marker and fill it in for the pupil. Flip over the cardboard to the brown unpainted side and tape the eye ball to the top and bottom of the eye hole. Place a piece of white tissue paper over the eyeball and tape as well. I also added horns to this monster. Consider adding any other elements needed to make the monster extra scary.
Step 4: Place the monster in the window and pull the curtains closed. Turn on the lights and go outside. Quiver in fear at the terrifying monster in the window!
Well, off to brew up more spooktacular projects. See you tomorrow Monster Inc.!