Throw this Make Your own Monster party! #Entertaining#dolls#Halloween#monsters#party October 16 | Guest post by Haplesschyld 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. 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 Making a VooDoo zombie monster. With pins! Shattering figurine faces and glueing them on to a doll. 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: Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Haplesschyld Haplesschyld is a writer living outside of PDX with her husband & two stuffed animals who think they are cats. http://flavors.me/neverwood PREVIOUS The CD storage problem: what's a music hoarder to do? NEXT Dykes and Tikes on bikes: celebrating Pride with my family Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] How freakin' fun is this? I love it! 2 agree Reply 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. 3 agree Reply 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 🙂 4 agree Reply This is awesome. Reply This is so excellent. Great idea for kids too. I can see this working for other holidays or birthdays. 1 agrees Reply What an awesome idea. Ah! Kids aren't the only ones who can have super fun crafting parties! I love markers, glitter, and felt! Reply 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!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.