Monday, September 27, 2010

Monster Face

A Monster Face Marble Game

You will need:
  • Cereal Box
  • Paint
  • Yarn
  • Scraps of paper (for nose, freckles, etc.)
  • Glue
  • Large Googly eyes
  • Marbles or small balls
  • White paper
How to:
  1. Cut the top out of a cereal box. (Save to later make ears.)
  2. Cut three inch slits in the box and fold up (or cut out) every other flap. These will be the slots for your marbles.
  3. Paint entire box.
  4. Paint.
  5. Paint.
  6. Paint.
  7. Paint some more.
    Painting the first of six layers!
  9. Once dry, add eyes, ears, hair, etc.
  10. Cut strips of white paper to cover flaps to make teeth.
  11. Write different point values for each flap and take turns flicking marbles at face to try to get them in holes. Person with the most points gets, well, nothing.

For hair and eyebrows:
For hair: Cut pieces of yarn in various lengths. Tie a small piece of yarn in center to hold.
For eyebrows: Wrap yarn around a small piece of cardboard about 1 inch thick. Slip off cardboard, tie in the middle with a small piece of yarn, and cut ends.

Who knew exactly how many layers of paint it would take to cover our cereal box? (I think six, before the name of the cereal was no longer visible.) Our monster started out blue, but once we ran out of blue we had to start adding any other color we had. He ended up a really cool, scary shade of dark green.

Elliott's Evaluation:
I looooved painting my monster face. I like to roll marbles at it. But, you don't get any points if it doesn't go in a hole.


  1. Ohhh...look at that little baby. (Mom: That's Elliott.) Oh. Look at that Elliott. Is Elliott a baby or a kid? I wish we could make that.

  2. YAY! more Halloween stuff please!!