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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40 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

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

artrightportrait said...

Hi Alisha, Fantastic Creative. Regards

by night said...

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

dandelion dreamer said...

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

Venoma said...

Love it :)))

Nelly said...

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

britt said...

super fun!

wanda miller said...

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

smArtee said...

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

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

What an adorable little tutorial. Great idea!

Toni said...

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

Alma Stoller said...

These are adorable Alisa.

So very cute.
Alma

Kourtney said...

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

Michelle Mach said...

So adorable and what a great way to recycle!

rosemaryx said...

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

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

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

Detexo- KarinaSala said...

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

Elizabeth in NM said...

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

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

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.

laurie b said...

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

The Gritty Bird said...

You Rock Alisa!

Thanks!

OrangeFarmhouse said...

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!

Anke said...

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

lescreasdeval said...

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

Donene said...

Super cute! I LOVE THEM!

g-girl said...

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

Kristin L said...

These guys are so much fun!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

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

Grrenadine said...

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

Vixen said...

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

Kathy said...

Looks like fun!

Amanda said...

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.

Amanda said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

www.huelva-3d.com said...

Pretty helpful material, thanks so much for the article.

Jamie said...

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!

Jen said...

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/

Jen said...

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/

Jen said...

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

clara de assis rodrigues andrade said...

muito legal

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