52_Monster Maker

31 Dec

Big eyes or small, chunky nose or no nose at all, 2 pairs of hands and hands that look like feet… all is possible with the Monster Maker.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

It will take you around an hour an a half to make a 30 tile Monster Maker.

You´ll need:

_A 30x30cm piece of mount board or thick card



_Cutter or scalpel and a cutting mat or surface to cut on

_Black liner or felt tip pen

_Coloured pencils, markers or crayons.

How to make your Monster Maker:

1. Make a 6×5 grid on the board. Each square of the grid should be 5x5cm.

2. Cut all the tiles out.

3. Draw a circle with a smaller circle inside in 2 of the tiles. This is your first pair of eyes.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

4. Make a few more pairs of eyes. Maybe some look like alien or frogs eyes or just like X’s. The idea is to have a good range so that you can make all sorts of combinations.

5. Do the same with arms, legs, mouths, ears and noses. I made noses that look like piggy noses and chunky ones; cows ears with horns and monkey ears; mouths with shiny teeth and pointy teeth…

6. When you have all your range of body parts add colour. Try to use bright colours and colour the full tiles, that is including the background.

7. Draw over all the edges with your felt tip pen to define the shapes and make the colours stand out.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

That’s it! Now you have 30 tiles to mix and match and make all sorts of monsters.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

You can make scary monsters and friendly monsters.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

See how you can mix the eyes and make a pair of hands look like antennae?

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

and make a piggy nose look like eyes?

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Make shorter monsters or taller ones…

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

…and even ones that forgot to wear their pants!

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

You can make lots and lots of monsters with this Monster Maker and even more if you decide to make more tiles. Use your imagination and have fun!


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