These super cute Monster Mouth Cards are a great rainy day activity and will bring a smile to the face of any recipient, old or young! (Provided you can get them away from their creators. My kids had so much fun with these cards that they wanted to keep them as “puppets”. The monsters with the tongues made the best puppets. Good thing we made extra!)
Kids will enjoy using their imagination to come up with their own unique monsters. Younger kids will enjoy picking out papers and shapes and designing while adults assist them with the cutting and gluing. Older kids (ages seven and up) will be able to do this craft independently with supervision.
The best part? These mouth cards are made with supplies you probably already have on hand. So, get crafting!
Monster Mouth Cards make great holders for small candies, gum sticks, or even gift cards. They do fit into 7.25 x 5.25 inch card envelopes if you wish to mail them. Without the teeth, these cards look like frogs and would make a great companion craft to the “Froggy” books by Jonathan London. The monsters made with teeth are lots of fun, in spite of looking like they came out of an orthodontist’s nightmare.
Scrapbook paper, construction paper, or cardstock paper
Printable [Crazy Shapes Monster Cards Template]
1. Cut the large oval template out, then trace it onto the paper that you want use as the outside of the mouth. Cut out the mouth. You may want to line the inside of the mouth with a different color. If so, trace the oval onto the second paper and cut out that oval as well. Fold the ovals in half so that the outside of the mouth is showing and the inside is folded “backwards” to fit inside of the mouth with the proper paper side showing. Glue the two ovals together, being careful not to use too much glue if your paper is thin. The long rounded piece on the shapes page can be used for a tongue if desired. The tongue is long enough to stick out, but can be shortened as desired. Glue or tape the tongue into place.
2. Decide which shapes you want to use of the monster’s nose, eyes, ears, teeth, etc. Cut the templates out, then trace onto your desired paper in the quantity that you need. Cut out the shapes and glue or tape them into place. For the pop-up shapes (eyes, ears, and teeth), fold the lower edge of the shape back, then apply tape and glue as shown in the pictures below.
3. Allow glue to dry before handling the card.
Here are a few more pictures to get you started:
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