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Whether you are planning a Halloween party or just want to give out something other than candy to trick or treaters this year, this make your own monster kit will be a huge hit with the kids!
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I am always on the lookout for cute homemade party favor ideas. My favorite ones are the kinds that let kids be creative. Anything from coloring books to craft kits are right up my alley.
I remember one at year my husband’s work Christmas party, all the kids went home with a kit to make a homemade ornament. It included all the supplies and simple instructions on how to put it together.
My son absolutely loved it. He was so proud of himself that he made an ornament all by himself and then was able to prominently display it on our Christmas tree.
That got me thinking about party favor ideas that you could give out for other holidays. And so today I am excited to share with you this super cute make your own monster kit that you can easily put together with simple craft supplies you probably already have at home.
These little kits would also be a great alternative to handing out candy to trick or treaters this year!
I’ve also designed a free printable make your own monster bag topper to go on top. The link to download that file is located at the bottom of this post.
Here is what you will need and how to put them together.
Suggested materials needed to create one make your own monster kit:
Feel free to mix up the supplies below and include more or less than what I am suggesting here. The only items I would definitely include would be the play doh as it acts as the monsters body, the googly eyes and the pipe cleaners. Anything else you have on hand would be extra.
Be creative and let your imagination run wild! **Note: If you are planning on handing these out as favors to very small children, I would recommend leaving out small supplies such as tiny beads that could be potentially be a choking hazard.
- Free printable bag topper (download link is located at the bottom of this post)
- Mini play doh containers
- Stick on googly eyes of various sizes
- Pipe cleaners
- Pom poms
- Snack size ziplock bags
- Scissors or a paper cutter
This kit is super simple to put together! All you need to do is place your supplies inside a snack size ziplock bag and then staple the folded bag topper right on top.
You can include anything you would like in your monster supply kit. In my samples, I chose to include play doh, stick on googly eyes, various colored pipe cleaners, some beads, pom poms and a few pieces of felt I cut out to look like feet.
Here are a few samples of monsters I made. I had so much fun putting these little guys together!
Free Printable Make Your Own Monster Kit Bag Topper
This make your own monster bag topper is designed to fit onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock. For the very best quality I would highly recommend printing onto white cardstock.
Two bag toppers will print per page. Once printed, you can trim the bag toppers with either scissors or a paper cutter. This is the paper cutter that I currently use and I can definitely recommend it!
The bag topper measures 6.75 inches wide and will fit nicely onto a standard snack size plastic bag.
Feel free to download and print as many copies of the make your own monster bag toppers as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. These bag toppers were created for personal or classroom use only.
Download link is located at the bottom of this post.
If you enjoyed this craft idea, you might like to check out some of our other Halloween crafts for kids below:
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7 Halloween Rock Painting Ideas
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4 Fun and Easy Halloween Lollipop Crafts for Kids
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