|Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley|
1. A colored paper plate
2. Yarn cut up into small pieces
3. A large popcicle stick
4. Neon paper with various kinds of eyes, and mouths drawn on (see ours below)
5. pom poms or construction paper (or any other "decorations") for a nose, paws, ears, etc.
I told baby bookworm we were going to make our very own monster, and that she could make the monster look however she wanted. I showed her the various parts of the face that were drawn on the neon paper, and then asked her what "kind" of monster she would like. She exclaimed she wanted a mean monster, so I cut out the mean monster eyes and let her glue them on the paper plate. Then she chose a mouth to also glue on. We used a pom pom for a nose and construction paper for ears. Lastly, she glued the hair on her monster, followed by the popcicle stick on the back of the plate as a handle.
Here's how her monster turned out.
She paraded around the house with her monster puppet (which she was quite proud of) while I played the song Monster Mash. Cute, fun, and educational!