Ever wondered what a sea monster with hair would look like? Maybe they would have long hair or short hair? Curly hair or straight or even brightly coloured hair? Barry the Fish with Fingers wonders the same when he meets a strange sea creature! In the Hairy Scary Monster, Barry and his friends are afraid of the hairy sea monster, yet soon discover a new friend! But what to do with all that hair? Well they just hold a party and wear some brilliant new looks too!
We really enjoyed reading this book and we decided to make some Crazy Sea Monster for ourselves! We are excited to share some of these ideas with you today as part of the Storybook Summer Series on Rainy Day Mum!
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What you will need to create your Crazy Sea Monsters
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How to make your Sea Monsters
Take the card and cut out some basic fish shapes and some round shapes. Cover these with glue and stick on the coloured or patterned paper then leave to dry.
Next, you need to stick on some googly eyes and add a big smile to your fish and monster heads.
Then, you can take some of the wool and cut lots of lengths. Stick these to one side of the double-sided sticky tape, these will be the hair, beards and moustaches for your monsters and fish.
Cut a length of the woolly tape and stick them onto head, lip or chin of your fish and sea monsters. Now you have some hairy, scary monsters to play with!
Extensions ~ Style your Sea Monsters
Once you have made your hairy sea monsters and fish, you can style them by adding ribbon bows, tying them up with elastic bands and adding some sparkly jewels too!
We had great fun making these and played with them whilst looking through the story again for even more ideas!
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Helen Newberry runs Witty Hoots and is a published author, art historian as well as a former primary school teacher.
Big Owl Little Owl has developed into a whole section of Witty Hoots which is dedicated to learning, playing and making for the younger members of the family.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.