Make your own monster feet

 
 
 

By Caitlin Murray Giles

Contributor

Use materials from around your house to create fun "feet" for your little monster.

Materials

  • 2 empty rectangular tissue boxes with top openings
  • Clear packing tape
  • Paint or tissue paper
  • A dry, new kitchen sponge
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun

Directions

  1. Begin with two empty rectangular tissue boxes of the same size. Cut away the plastic around the opening on top if there is any.
  2. Use several pieces of packing tape to make the size of the opening smaller in front (measure to your child's foot). Use additional pieces of tape to reinforce the ankle area and sides so that the box is less likely to rip while your monster is vigorously stomping! Cover any sticky sides of the exposed tape with additional tape so that it doesn't stick to socks.
  3. Decorate your monster feet as you wish. You can paint the boxes or use tissue/wrapping paper. If you use tissue or wrapping paper, wrap as you would a present. Then, carefully cut through the paper to expose the opening on top of the tissue box. Use additional pieces of tape to secure the edges of the tissue paper surrounding the opening.
  4. Cut six triangular "claws" or "toes" from a regular kitchen sponge.
  5. Use craft glue or a hot glue gun to adhere the three sponge pieces to the front of each tissue box. Let the glue dry completely before letting the kids try out their new stomping feet.

Let the wild rumpus begin!

 
 





 
 
 
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