Throw this Make Your own Monster party!

October 16 | Guest post by Haplesschyld

The whole gang together.

Halloween is a month-long celebration for my group of friends, and one of the staples of October festivities is The Craft Project. We've made Ouija boards and painted skeletons. This year our Halloween theme is "Monsters and Madmen," so our craft project involved creating monsters! Here's how we pulled it off…

We moved all of the furniture out of our living room to make a space for some folding tables, so everyone had a ton of space to hang out and to craft their monsters.

The table all set up….I found blank pre-stuffed doll bodies from theraggedfence.com, and provided a stock of fabric paints, felts, glue, feathers, fuzzies, and markers. Guests also brought their own accessories like fabrics and sewing supplies.

We gathered on a Saturday afternoon, got some BBQ, some booze, and turned on Mystery Science Theater 3k cheesy monster movies and got to work!

Putting pants on the wolfman.
Putting pants on the Wolfman
Making a VooDoo zombie monster. With pins!
Making a VooDoo zombie monster. With pins!
Joe shattered doll faces & glued them to his.
Shattering figurine faces and glueing them on to a doll.

…and then we made a huge mess!

It was a blast hanging out with everyone and being creative, and a fun, low-stress activity to start off October!

You can view more photos from the party here:

  1. THIS IS AMAAAAZING.
    Were there any materials you/your guests desperately wished you had? Any you didn't seem to use at all?
    I'd love to throw a party like this, but I'm a total OMG WE NEED ALL THE THINGS craft supplier.

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    • Thank you & glad you liked my party! I, too, am a "MUST HAVE EVERYTHING" crafty party planner. A week before the party I sent a notice to the guests with a picture of the blank doll and a run down of what i had bought, so they knew to bring extra anything. Most guests brought extra fabric & sewing needles. We used a lot of felt sheets & having extra glue guns was nice. We didn't use a ton of the fabric paint, but did use the markers. People also really loved my felting supplies, but I couldn't afford to give each guest their own felting stuff. We also didn't use any of the ribbons or fuzzy/feathery stuff….. my best advice would be to buy as you see fit, save the receipt, and return what goes unused :)

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  2. This is so excellent. Great idea for kids too. I can see this working for other holidays or birthdays.

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  3. What an awesome idea. Ah! Kids aren't the only ones who can have super fun crafting parties! I love markers, glitter, and felt!

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  4. Love it!! When we made your bodies we had no idea of all the fun you all would have with them!!! There sure are some great artist in your group!

    How about a Christmas party!!

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