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!

Read and create with Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra and make some Crazy Sea Monsters.

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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Brightly Coloured/Patterned paper

Tissue Paper

Woollen Yarn

Glue or Double Sided Sticky Tape

Pencils

Pens

Googly Eyes

Scissors

Ribbons

Stick on Jewels or Stickers

Small elastic bands

Card

Read and create with Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra and make some Crazy Sea Monsters.


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.

Read and create with Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra and make some Crazy Sea Monsters.

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!

Read and create with Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra and make some Crazy Sea Monsters.

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!

Read and create with Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster by Sue Hendra and make some Crazy Sea Monsters.

We had great fun making these and played with them whilst looking through the story again for even more ideas!

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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