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Make your own monster feet

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

Stomping around the house like a monster (or dinosaur or even a dragon) is a fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers. But it is even more fun when you’ve got super-sized, colorful feet for stomping!

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

Instructions:

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

Let the wild rumpus begin!

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
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