Monday, October 25, 2010

little monsters tutorial

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With Halloween right around the corner, I was inspired to create a handful of colorful little monsters from recycled cardboard tubes. If you weren't aware, I love finding new ways to upcycle cardboard tubes- they are free and super easy to turn into something unique. This project would be really fun for kids or for those who are like me and sometimes act like a kid!


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Start with a a variety of cardboard tubes in different sizes.


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Cut to different sizes and paint in a variety of bright colors.


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Create fun, simple, whimsical and goofy monster faces.


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Add details with a sharpie.


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Use pom poms, toothpicks and more cardboard to create little details for the monsters.


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Display in Halloween decorating or place them around the house for a laugh :)


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41 comments:

  1. heehee they are some of the cutest monsters around. love em! And they look relatively easy, too.

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  2. Hi Alisha, Fantastic Creative. Regards

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  3. These are super super cute! They are so cute I doubt they can really be named "monsters" ;-)

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  4. Oh dear Alisha...now I've got to start saving even more junk! love them!

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  5. These are super cool! I must do these with the kids.

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  6. you are just a doll for sharing! we've painted and made a million things out of toilet paper rolls...and now ya' bright penny, i'm taking this to the hilt with my afterschool kids...and always love when the boys join in more...THEY WILL NOW on this one. thank you, alisa!! xo

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  7. I really love these...what a great craft idea..!

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  8. What an adorable little tutorial. Great idea!

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  9. LOVE this!! My kids will too! I can't wait to create with them!

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  10. These are adorable Alisa.

    So very cute.
    Alma

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  11. I love these! Such a great Halloween idea.. thanks.

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  12. So adorable and what a great way to recycle!

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  13. those are so awesome! I'm totally making some of my own!

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  14. So cute Alisa! Can't wait to show the kids!

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  15. Beautifull, sensasional ideas.!
    Me encanta tu blog, I take you to my blog.
    Hugs from Argentina, excuse me for my english.

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  16. Too cute! I think I will make some for myself, and say they are "for the kids".

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  17. Very cute! We must be on the same wavelength -- I need to come up with a Christmas craft project, and cardboard tubes will fit the bill nicely.

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  18. i love all the expressions on the faces of your little monsters! great decorations for the upcoming holiday.

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  19. Thank you Alisa! you are so creative. I posted a link on my blog so that all my readers can find this amazing tutorial, thank you so much!

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  20. Adorable! I'll make some with my little art students :)

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  21. Ils m'ont l'air plutôt sympathique, ces monstres ! Beautiful

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  22. Super cute! I LOVE THEM!

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  23. these are awesome!! i'll have to try them for next year.

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  24. These guys are so much fun!

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  25. These are so fun Alisa! Thanks for the great idea, I'll be linking.

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  26. Funny monsters! They are so cute! And very inspiring.
    Take a look at my little dolls monsters at: http://grrenadine.blogspot.com
    Regards

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  27. These are so fun!! I featured your craft on my blog today!! http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/08/favorite-kids-craft-round-up.html

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  28. These are adorable. I love the hats, too cool! I made some cardboard tube monsters for Parents Magazine's April issue (2011) but this is the first I've seen yours! They are awesome :) I'll be linking to these from Fun Family Crafts.

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  29. Here's the link I promised :) http://funfamilycrafts.com/cardboard-tube-monsters/

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  30. These are amazing. Can't wait to haul out my collection of rolls. Mucho inspiration. Thanks!!

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  31. Pretty helpful material, thanks so much for the article.

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  32. I adore these little monsters you have made with TP rolls.. you are such a great artist! Hope it's okay I've featured your project on my toilet paper roll craft round-up hub here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Clever-Crafts-Using-Toilet-Paper-Rolls


    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  33. Thank you for your post. This is awesome, very adorable and perfect for the kids. We also created a similar project which can be found here:

    http://earlylearning.momtrusted.com/2013/03/year-of-the-snake/

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  34. Thank you for your post. This is awesome, very adorable and perfect for the kids. We also created a similar project which can be found here:

    http://earlylearning.momtrusted.com/2013/03/year-of-the-snake/

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  35. What a great project! This is awesome and perfect for the kids! I really loved the materials you put to complete the monster features. We did a toilet paper roll snake project out of the same materials you used. You should check it out! :)
    EarlyLearning.Momtusted.com: Toilet Paper Roll Snake Project

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  36. Now these made me smile! Love them!

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