Monster Art

Have you read this book yet? It's so sweet. It's all about a little boy, Jeremy, who has no friends. To keep himself busy he draws. One day he draws a monster and to my kids' delight, the monster comes to life. Unfortunately he has VERY BAD MANNERS.  

We had a great time talking about why the monster wasn't a very good friend.

After reading the book we made splat monsters. I got this great idea from Joanne at Pre K + K Sharing.

I put blobs of tempera paint on pieces of 8 1/2 by 11 paper. I used finger paint paper because I thought the shiny surface would make it easier for the paint to flow. The kids then used straws to blow the paint around.

After adding some detail with black sharpies and googly eyes for character, their fabulous monsters were finished.

May YOUR days be filled with well-mannered monsters!

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  1. Those monsters have some personality, and they don't look like they have very good manners either. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I love the splat monsters. The addition of google eyes works beautifully to make them that much more special. Keeping my eye out for this book. I think our library has it but if not it would be a welcomed addition to my resources.
    With thanks
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  3. What a great book Barb! The Monster art is sweet, your kids did an awesome job on them. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. Goodness that's a GREAT enrichment idea! I'm also loving the premise behind this book. It kind of reminds me of Jodi Moore's Dragon book ... the boy is lonely at the beach so a Dragon visit but he's makes bad choices and gets the child into trouble. AdOrAbLe!

    Sending smiles from the south,


  5. I have seen the book before, but I LOVE the monster art!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  6. What a great follow up to the book. Each of those monsters have such style :)

    Granny Goes to School

  7. Those splat monsters are adorable! Thanks for the idea for a new book too!
    Conversations in Literacy

  8. The kids' splat monsters look great. I didn't know Jeremy Draws a Monster - pinned for future reference.

  9. I had not heard of that book either-but it definitely looks like one I can use. You always have the best book suggestions! :)


  10. So cute. I am going to look for the book.
    Chickadee Jubilee

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