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Are you a fan of everything and anything monster related? Show your ghoulish side with this creepy craft!
Using crumpled foil, mold a basic body for your monster. Remember to shape the legs, arms, or multiple heads! Cover the whole form with a thin layer of Crayola Model Magic® modeling compound.
Use your fingers to pinch out a protruding lower lip for your monster. Roll tiny, long white Model Magic triangles for teeth. Make as few or as many as you like and place them along the lip. Try varying the lengths and widths.
Make a large beady eye by rolling a small white ball and pressing it onto the head of your monster. For the pupil, roll a smaller ball and flatten it onto the center of the eye. For eyelids, roll two small hot-dog shaped balls and flatten them a little. Put one along the top edge of the eye and the other along the bottom edge.
To create a bulging belly plate, roll a small ball flat. Place it on your monster’s belly. With a plastic cup rim, create indents on the plate by gently pressing into the plate. Make several impressions with the cup.
For ears, roll two balls and flatten them. Use your fingers to pinch out two similar (and opposite) ear shapes. If you like, add veins to the ears by rolling long, skinny shapes. Fix one end to the inner edge of the ear and the other end to the outer edge.
To give your monster some gross, pointy toes, roll a bunch of small balls and attach them to the bottom of each leg. Your monster can have many toes, a few toes, or even an uneven number of toes! Add toenails, shaping them in a similar way as you made the
Complete your monster by covering the armature’s long dangly arms or rolling out arms. Create fingers by rolling several tiny hot-dog shapes and attaching them to the end of each arm. Model Magic® dries to the touch overnight and dries completely in 2 to
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