build-your-own monster face

Posted by on October 10, 2011 in crafty, printables, projects | 18 comments

Just in case you missed my guest post over at Blissful and Domestic

Ok, so I made this for Halloween, but silly monster faces are great any time of year!

I printed out lots of different silly eyes, noses, mouths, ears and hair on photo paper so that they would be a little sturdier.

Then I did my own ghetto version of laminating. I took this clear sticky plastic (you use it to cover school books) and sandwiched my pieces between two layers, then cut them out. It stuck really well and worked similar to laminating. (Not absolutely necessary, but I thought it would help them last longer in the hands of my destructive 2 year old.)

I glued magnets to the back of each piece and bought a round metal pan to stick them on. You could use a cookie sheet, pie pan or just the refrigerator if you want.

Let your kiddo use their imagination to create tons of faces! This could be hung on the wall, taken in the car or played with on their lap. It’s great and super portable – just throw the pieces in a ziplock and take them along.

You can print out the face pieces I used. It’s six 8.5 x 11 pages.

Download the printable PDF here and enjoy!

I love to link up to Today’s Creative Blog! Check out the other parties I link up to here.


  1. This is fantastic, thanks heaps for the free printable my daughter is going to love it, going to put in her busy bag/quiet bag for a plane trip to visit family. Have a great 2013.

  2. I am having a hard time printing this…any suggestions?


    • It seems to be working on my end – sorry it has taken me so long to respond. If you need me to email it directly, I can, just let me know.

  3. wow, how fun! My kids would enjoy this, although I think I may adapt it and make it a felt board project for the preschoolers. thanks, found your link from Get your Craft On!

  4. Thank you so much for the monster face printable! It was perfect for my halloween party! We played a sort of pin the tail on the donkey, but monster version with it!

  5. Such a fun idea! I love working with magnetic paper too. I’ve done lots of magnetic paper dolls for my girls. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s! I’m featuring your monster face this week!

  6. Love this sooo much! I would love to make this for my kids to play with in the car on Loooong trips.. would be super fun! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win up to $100 in mdf craft goodies @

  7. Cute! I made something from a dollar bin monster last year! Definitely going to print some more to add to our monster collection!

  8. I would love it if you would link this to my link party. It just started :)

  9. We did something similar with foam sheets from the dollar store but they weren’t nearly so detailed! Really cute project! Lorie @ Reading Confetti

  10. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday!! You were featured today!
    -Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

  11. These are cute! I have a build your own monster face started, but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do for the face. This will help a lot! Thanks so much for sharing. =)

  12. What a great idea. It would be great to keep kids busy -an quiet.

  13. How cool are these !

  14. Cute idea! I’m going to send this link to my mom, who is a teacher!

    Also, come by my blog today…I gave you a Versatile Blogger Award :)

  15. thank youlove christine i n italy xx

  16. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 11, 2011. Thanks again.

  17. Oh they are just brilliant! What a fabulous idea!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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