I had something different planned for this morning's post but when I saw my daughter having so much fun pretending to be a monster last night, I knew I had to share the easy monster shoes we recently made.
The idea came from Disney's Family Fun magazine. It is probably a craft more suitable for older kids to make themselves but my two year old daughter and her BFF had fun helping me put their shoes together. We started with four empty tissue boxes.
I let the girls pick out colored paper and then I cut out pieces to cover each side of the boxes entirely. Each shoe had eight paper pieces (two rectangles for the sides, two squares for the ends, and four thin strips for the top). I also cut three triangles for each shoe to embellish the front. This was a perfect activity to work on identifying squares and rectangles. I had the girls take turns handing me the appropriate shape for the side of the box I was covering. I asked them the name and the color of the shape as I was using the glue gun to attach the paper. By the time we were done I had two little square and rectangle pros!
My daughter and her BFF had monster races for several hours after we finished our little project.
Our shoes were kept simple but I'm sure my daughter will want to embellish them with glitter and rhinestones later this week. These would be so much fun to make at a monster themed birthday party!!