Next week is the last week of school before the Christmas break. Every year I usually buy books to give my students as a little Christmas gift. This year I really wanted to make something for each of them instead. They are a pretty special group as I taught most of them as Kindergarteners and now I have them in my class again as Grade 1/2 students. Ever since seeing this post I have really wanted to try to make child-drawn monsters and thought it would be a perfect gift for them. This week as part of art class I read my students a book with many different monsters in it and then asked them to draw me a monster that they would want to have for a friend. Their pictures were so sweet and all of them were oh so different! I excitedly purchased a bunch of felt and my superhero hubby searched around town to find me a bag of fiberfill (there was a big sale this week and it was sold out in the first two stores he checked!). After finishing my hot cocoa project last night I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to start this project. I picked up the first drawing:
Awesome monster – but oh so much detail! With only this week-end left to work on this project, and all the other projects still left to do (no I still have not yet cut out those pajamas I mentioned yesterday) I began to worry that I would not have time to make 12 monster friends. Back to the computer for a little more inspiration and I re-found this project. Perfect! Pencil toppers would take less time than full-fledged friends and I could glue and paint some of the features on instead of sewing. Half an hour later my first monster was born!
Kind of cute in a monstery kind of way. After seeing these my hubby wanted to draw me a picture so I could make him a monster too! If my big kid likes it, hopefully the little ones will too. Here are a few more I finished this morning:
More than half-way there, but I’m feeling in need of a bit of a monster vacation. Maybe I’ll go cut out those pajamas….