Monday, October 8, 2012

Pin-the-eyeball-on-the-Monster Game (for a Preschool Halloween Party)

(This is a pre-blog project so I'm sorry there aren't as many pictures as my other projects. You'll still get the idea. You are all very smart people :) )

I signed up to make a game for my daughter's Halloween party last year.  I thought I could think of something easy for a bunch of 3-4 year olds to do. Boy was I wrong. There were a bunch of games on Pinterest but none that I thought would hold their interest or they would get. I talked to my friend, Alicia who is an awesome early education teacher and she gave me the idea for a pin the something on the something..witch....pumpkin...etc.

I thought...I can do this. I started doodling and came up with this cute monster guy. I though he looked cute but still kinda scary. I went to the store and bought two colored poster boards and  some thick colored computer paper.

I cut out his body in one big piece from the green poster board. It was 28" long.  His feet were two separate pieces of orange computer paper measuring about 10" long a piece .  His hands were two separate pieces of computer paper about 8" long a piece. His hair/horns were 10" long a piece and they were cut from a purple poster board.

The kids would be pinning on his eyes! I used this awesome paper cutter from Micheals  to get my circles all round and pretty. The white part was three inches across and the pupil was  1 1/2 inches. then I glued the eyeballs together with a glue stick.

I used one of those ear band/warmer things as the blindfold since I couldn't find another piece of fabric big enough to tie around their eyes.  I also used sticky photo squares that you would use for scrap booking  as the kids came up to have their turn so I didn't have to worry about tape. I traced one of the eyeballs so we had a "home base" or center that they were trying to hit.

The kids loved being spun around and seeing where their eyeball landed. I also wrote their names on their paper eyeballs so their parents could see where each eyeball was.  Not too bad for $5 and 2 hours.

My little princess K and her monster at school last year.

I can't wait to see what your monsters look like! Make them cute but scary!

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  1. This looks like a lot of fun! I'm going to share it on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page!

  2. LOVE this guy! He's ADORABLE...he matches my cupcakes :)

  3. This is so cute!! I made a pin the nose on a pumpkin out of felt 2 years ago that the kids loved. Best of all my daughter was so proud to let everyone know I made it.

    1. Cute idea! Maybe I'll have to do that in the future as well.

  4. Awww... fantastic twist on the pinning game!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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  5. I love this:) I shared on my facebook page! Thanks Emily for linking up!

  6. So cute!! Pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  7. Awww this is so cute! I'd love to include this to my list of Halloween party games if you won't mind?



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