Throw this Make Your own Monster party!

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, 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! Joe shattered doll faces & glued them to his.

…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!

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Comments on Throw this Make Your own Monster party!

    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.

    • 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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