Welcome to November’s Monthly Crafting Book Club instalment. My son received Have You Seen My Monster for Christmas last year and then shortly after my daughter came home from the library with another one in the series called Have you seen my Dragon, I loved the concept of these books. You have to look for the monster (where’s waldo style) but while doing something fun, in Have You Seen My Monster he is at a fair or carnival. Each page focuses on a different shape and colour, you have to identify the shape and find all of the different items at the fair that are the same shape (helped along with being a different colour). It’s a great learning book and lots of scope for teaching and exploring different shapes and colours.
For my kids we decided to do potato painting. I have actually not done potato painting with them yet, I am not the best with fine details and trying to cut a potato into a shape scared me. I tried it anyway, they were not perfect, but my kids could identify them and loved it anyway, besides, it’s all about the paint right?
- Large paper
- Paint in various colours
- Knife, cutting board, markers, fork, lids for paint.
- First cut the potatoes in half and identify some shapes you can try to cut out, I did rectangle, oval (leave as is!), circle, star, and more.
- I drew “Have you seen my monster” and tried to copy the monster free hand onto their big paper.
- I poured some paint into the top of some old lids and let the kids go nuts stamping and decorating the paper.
- My daughter wanted to do the monster so I had her use the fork to make his fur.
I can’t wait to check out the other bloggers below and see what crafts they have come up with. If there is a book you want to see us do crafts for comment below so I can look it up!
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Check out the past month’s editions:
January – Barnyard Dance
February – If You Give A Moose A Muffin
March – ABC’s
April – Piggy in the Puddle
May – Five Little Monkeys
June – A Camping-related book
August – A Back to School-related book
September – It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse
October – Have You Seen My Monster