These DIY monster craft buttons are a fun and easy kids project that are perfect for Halloween (or really any time of the year). My kids and I had so much fun making our own creatures that it was hard to stop! We made a whole pile, and I really don’t think I could pick a favorite.
Monster Craft Buttons Supplies:
- Darice Design-A-Button Kits (2.5 inch)
- Darice Colored Cardstock
- Darice Kids Scissors
- Darice Kids Crafts Glitter Glue Pens
- Darice Paste On Eyes
- Darice Kids Permanent Adhesive Roller
- Kids Craft Paint
- Darice Kids Crafts Round Brushes
Step 1. Put colored paper in button.
To start off this monster craft, you will need to cut a circle of colored cardstock to fit in the button. You can use just plain paper or you can use crayons or markers to add designs and color to the paper first. My kids really liked to color on the paper first. Then, trace the insert that comes in the button on the back of your paper to get the right size circle and cut it out. Place the circle of paper into the button and snap the back on again. Easy peasy. My 7 year old had no problem doing this all on his own.
Now it’s time for the fun part of this monster craft! It’s kind of amazing the range of personalities you can create with just paint and googly eyes! We used paint and glitter glue to add mouths, hair, and other details.
Next up – Eyes! Add one, two, or five to give your monster it’s own look. The Darice paste on eyes value pack comes with all kind of colors and sizes, so you can make each button totally unique. We used the permanent adhesive roller to easily and firmly adhere the eyeballs to the buttons.
Happy Crafting! If you’re looking for more monster themed crafts, check out this cute monster DIY pencil box.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.