This past weekend, we celebrated a kiddo birthday, and I wanted to come up with a craft activity that doubled as a favor that would take the kids a good amount of time to complete. The kids were going to be straggling in at different times and I wanted to have something ready to go that could fill the time before the crazy games and Nerf guns came out to play. The solution for me was a monster craft bag! Complete with fur, googly eyes and a variety of facial features, the kids could take their time making it as cute or fierce looking as they choose. The bags carried the favors home at the end of the party — double the purpose, double the fun!
- Mini Tote Bags – I used Lime Green
- Craft Fur – I used Yellow and Red Fur
- Jumbo Neon Craft Pack with Stems, Pom Poms & Eyes
- Neon Paste on Eyes (Optional)
- Hot Glue or Quick Dry Tacky Glue
- “Teeth” Edging Scissors
The edging scissors were a must have for this party, providing the decorative cuts for monster “teeth” and eyebrows as well as serving as the monster teeth cutters for our lunch sandwiches. The link in the supply section above provides a variety of edging scissors that would all work well.
Caution: If you use these scissors on a variety of craft materials (and/or bread and cheese), they will not work as well on your nice craft papers. They are fairly inexpensive though, so just grab one pair for fun and one for your “good” crafts.
To make things easy on the kiddo guests, I separated the supplies out into bags “labeled” with each specific supply. For example, the bag with all the googly eyes had a pair glued to the front, the pom pom bag had a pom pom nose and ears on the front, and so on.
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Hey y’all! I’m Amy Renea, a freelance photographer and writer based out of Hershey, PA. I spend my days chasing children and chickens around the back yard, sipping on dandelion tea and munching on sweet potato chips. Come visit the Nest for All Seasons to learn more about my food, photography, DIY designs and modern garden living! www.anestforallseasons.com