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It’s that time again! Time for another addition to our preschool alphabet book!
We’ve been a bit under the weather here in our home for the past couple of weeks but now that the weather is starting to warm back up, we couldn’t wait to get back to creating these fun alphabet crafts.
Throughout the time that we’ve been making them, little man has said that he wanted to make a monster with a letter so figuring out what to do for the lowercase letter M was pretty much a no brainer.
Personally, I think I enjoyed this particular craft even more than he did :) It was so much fun to see his imagination really come in to play as he designed his monster in his mind and let me know exactly how he wanted it to look.
We started with his first instructions which were that he wanted big eyes, little arms, and lots and lots of spots and let the rest just play out as we went along.
To make a similar letter M monster, you’ll need:
- Green, black, and white construction paper
- A sheet of white card stock
- Do-A-Dot markers
To start, you’ll need to cut out your lowercase letter M. You can either print out a template to trace around or just freehand it like we did.
From the white construction paper, cut out your monster’s eyes, as many as your little one would like :)
From the black, cut out some smaller circles (to match the number of white circles that you have), as well as the same number of black rectangles.
For the rectangles, we decided to keep them all the same width but made them different lengths so that the eyes would all be slightly off from one another.
Have your child glue their lowercase letter M down on to their card stock. We found it much easier for this letter if the card stock were turned on its side.
Next, you’ll want to start adding the eyes.
For each white circle that you have, glue a smaller black circle on to it. Glue the eyeball that you just made onto a black rectangle and then glue those right onto your monster.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a monster if it didn’t have a big mouth and some arms :) Just grab a couple of crayons and let their imaginations go.
Finally, the little monster is ready for some spots (if you’re adding those that is).
Do-A-Dot markers are perfect for adding lots of different colored spots and they’re great for working on those fine motor skills at the same time!
While you’re waiting for all of those dots to dry, don’t forget to grab the lowercase letter M page from the bundle of interactive alphabet pages to add to your alphabet book!