The Colour Monster activity craft idea

Updated: Aug 25


The Colour Monster craft activity using toilet rolls

Explore feelings and emotions - Here's an easy 'The Colour Monster' activity idea for kids to enjoy!


A step-by-step tutorial of how you can easily craft The Colour Monster emotion puppets using toilet rolls!


This is a great way to recycle and create something pleasurable while exploring emotions.


We have included a video below where you can visually see all the steps for this easy Colour Monster craft. You will also see a read-aloud video of 'The Colour Monster' read by our storyteller, Sherry. And also our original emotions and feelings quiz for kids!


Table of contents:


Let's get started:


Materials:

  • 6 toilet roll tubes - one for each Colour Monster emotion.

  • A pencil & eraser.

  • Marker pens - Black and White (Posca* - 5M - bullet-shaped nib 1.8-2.5mm)

  • Acrylic paints - white, yellow, blue, black, green, pink - and any other colours that you may wish to use as different emotions and feelings.

  • Paintbrush. Paint palette. Water for cleaning the brushes.

  • Instead of paints, you could decide on using good-quality wax crayons.

  • Scissors.

Easy-peasy steps for making your Colour Monster stand-alone puppets:


1. If your toilet tube rolls aren't already white, you will need to paint them white. You will need at least six of them if you want to create each Colour Monster emotion: Happiness. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Calm. Love.

Decide if you want to go on to create the confused Colour Monster, as well as other colours for feelings and emotions that you can think of - such as Excited. Caring. Jealous. Moody. Etc.


Paints and toilet rolls for The Colour Monster craft idea


2. Using a pencil, select and sketch your desired Colour Monster onto the toilet roll tube. You can easily erase any mistakes.

Drawing The Happiness Colour Monster
Sketch your desired Colour Monster emotion

3. Paint your Colour Monster the colour that you need him to be. This is 'Happiness'...

Painting The Happiness Colour Monster yellow
Paint your Colour Monster Emotion

4. When everything is dry, take a marker pen (we have used a 'Posca' marker.)


Drawing and outlining the yellow, happiness Colour Monster
Draw your Colour Monster outline using a marker

5. Cut out and refine the shape of your Colour Monster. Leave a base so that your Colour Monster will be able to stand up alone.


Cutting out and crafting the Colour Monster
Cut out your little Colour Monster



6. Writing the emotion at the back of the base is optional.


Cutting out and naming The Colour Monster from a toilet roll
Label your Colour monster if you like

You are finished - well done! Your very own Colour Monsters are ready to play!



The finished Happiness Color Monster toilet roll activity craft idea
The 'Happiness' Colour Monster
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The Colour Monster - A story about emotions.

Make sure you have this delightful storybook in your collection!















We recommend using POSCA MARKERS.

They are high in quality and give great, smooth results.




Let's continue to explore emotions!



Video tutorial: The Colour Monster - An easy craft

Make your own Colour Monster stand-up puppets using toilet rolls! Here's how...





WATCH ‘The Colour Monster’ read-aloud video with Sherry




‘Guess the Emotions and Feelings Quiz’ with Sherry

Our fun 'Emotions and feelings' quiz for kids...



Help children to explore their Feelings and Emotions




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