Are you ready to get messy? Because these Paint Splatter Monster Puppets are definitely a messy craft. But that’s what makes them fun!
If you can splatter paint, then you can make these paper bag Paint Splatter Monster Puppets. All you need is a good-sized paint brush and plenty of colors of acrylic paint. No real artistic talent is needed, though it’s definitely a creative process. It’s really interesting to watch the patterns the random splatters make on the paper bags and how it all comes together.
Then, with a 1” circle paper punch, make some eyes and a colorful nose. Use scissors to cut hair and whatever type of mouth you think your monster should have. Finally, put on a friendly monster puppet show! Because they may be monsters, but they’re friendly, happy monsters.
But first, make sure you cover everything that might get splattered and change into old clothes!
- paper lunch bags
- paint in various colors
- construction paper in black, white, and various colors
- 1” hole punch
- ¼” hole punch
- thick paintbrush
- glue stick
First, make sure you cover everything that may get splattered with newspaper or I used a disposable tablecloth. Change into old clothes that you wouldn’t mind a few paint splatters on, too.
Then, set out various colors of paint. I like to use a paper plate. With a paper bag in front of you, load your paintbrush with enough paint to be full but not enough to drip, and begin splattering! You can flick, tap, whack, whatever way you like best! Play around with it and have fun! Use multiple colors and really make your monster unique. Let paint dry completely.
Once dried, make your monster faces. Use the 1” hole punch to make circles of white for the eyes and a nose from colorful construction paper. Glue in place. Punch smaller holes of the black for the pupils and glue those in place, too. Cut out hair and a monstrous mouth.
Now who’s ready to get messy? We made these Paint Splatter Monster Puppets for Halloween, but they’re really so fun anytime! Be sure to check out even more Halloween craft ideas and recipes at Kid Things!