While brainstorming up new felt board activities, I decided it would be fun to make some mix and match monsters, similar to our mix and match owls.
So I came up with this felt monster set, perfect for building and creating a wide range of hilarious little monsters. It's a perfect quiet time activity for kids and is a really great way to explore emotions on the felt board.
How to Make Felt Mix & Match Monsters
The pieces for this play set were all cut free hand (as is my usual style) using scraps for the features. However, the bodies are larger, roughly the size of a 9" x 12" sheet of felt. A lot of the details on the mouth pieces and eyes also required some hot gluing. Here are the pieces that I created for the set:
- 6 monster bodies
- 6 mouth pieces
- 12 eyes
- Accessories like antennae, horns, spikes, and a wavy piece
The pieces can then be assembled to build monsters like these.
Since Spring has finally arrived, the boys and I explored the new felt monster set together out in the sunroom. See, it's a good thing I haven't hung up our new felt board yet. It can easily be moved from room to room. Anyway, K showed no interest in the monster set, whereas J spent a lot of time over the weekend playing with it. Here are a few of his cute monster creations.
J even spent some time playing around with the emotions of the monsters, turning their smiles upside down to make them sad. So apparently this activity turned into a great way to explore emotions. Here are the happy monsters.
Here are some of his sad monsters.
I am having a blast making all these new felt board sets, especially when they turn out so darn cute!