|Don't imagine there are monsters under your bed - now you can make your own!|
You will need:
|Draw and cut out a big oval piece of cardboard box card.|
|Take some white paper and tear it into rough triangle shapes.|
Tear quite a lot of triangles.
|Do the same with some cardboard box card, tearing or cutting very carefully some rough, long triangles.|
If you choose to cut, make sure you roughen up the edges by tearing them.
|Put some glue around the outside edge of your cardboard oval, and stick on a card triangle so that the point faces inwards.|
|Place another one next to it, and stick that down so the point faces inwards - it doesn't matter if the outside edge is a bit messy.|
|Stick the triangles all the way around the oval with the points facing inwards.|
|Put some more glue on the top of the card triangles.|
|This time, take your paper triangles and stick them on the top of the card triangles, again with the points facing inwards. |
Go all the way around the oval in the same way, gluing card first and then the paper on top.
|Leave it to dry.|
|Next, you need to scrunch and bend the triangles back. |
Give all the triangles, paper and card a scrunch and then bend them back on themselves.
This gives the effect of torn wallpaper and becomes your hole in the wall, with the wallpaper all bent back.
|Now you're ready to put the monster in it, coming at you!|
|Start with the monster's face. |
Use a scrunched up sheet of newspaper for the top part of the head, and tape it into place.
|Scrunch up another sheet of newspaper, this time slightly tighter so that it's smaller.|
Tape it underneath the top of the head, to become the bottom jaw.
Use loads of tape to make it nice and strong.
|Roll up a sheet of newspaper lengthways, and just bend it round, and tape that into place.|
|Scrunch up two newspaper eyes.|
|Use some rolls of newspaper for the eyebrows. Push them down in the middle to make them angry.|
|Cut some little triangles of cardboard box card for the teeth.|
|You can even add in some card horns, and that's your monster's face, looking at you!|
|Next, you need to make two monster hands.|
For each hand, start by scrunching up a square-shaped ball of newspaper, to form a big, chunky monster's hand.
|Roll up some tubes of newspaper and cut them to size for your monster's fingers.|
|Tape the fingers of the top of the hand.|
|Add on some cardboard claws.|
|Attach the hands in position near the bottom of the face, so that it looks like your monster is bursting out at you. |
Use lots of tape to keep them in place.
|When youíve finished, itíll look something like this.|
Everything should be now really secure because thereís lots of tape on it.
|To give your monster skin, mix PVA glue in equal parts with water and paste it onto your monster.|
|Lay on strips of tissue paper or kitchen roll. |
Cover the whole of the face and hands in two layers, and leave it to dry.
|The final step is to paint the monster. |
Paint black all the way around your monster onto the backing card to create a black hole.
You might need to hold the card and paper back while you paint.
|Paint the monster any colour you like. How about a gruesome green?|
You can even mix in some slightly darker shades, to give the skin monster-like texture.
Paint the hands green, and blend in different shades of green with some black or brown.
For the eyes, how about fiery red, with a white highlight for a fierce sparkle?
|Tape some string onto the back, using some strong tape, then hang the monster up on your bedroom wall and scare yourself stiff!|
|Monsters coming at you, through the walls!|
Try it yourself!