This is a fun and cute activity that your kid will be sure to love. It will be something they will enjoy making and love to keep as a keepsake. These fun little monsters are perfect for Halloween or any time of the year! Pet rock, chia pet, invisible friend? Who needs ’em? Now, your child can have their very own Gourd Monster!
I am always on the look out for toxic free and natural paint for my daughter to use while we are doing art projects. That’s why I was so excited to receive some paint from Natural Earth Paint. This paint is natural, eco-friendly paint for children of all ages made from the actual earth. They are made from clay and mineral pigments which are collected from the ground, and then they are crushed, sifted, and sieved into a very fine powder.
For this activity you will need:
- Decorative Gourd
- Paint (we used Natural Earth Paint)
- Googly Eyes
- Pom Pom
- Hot Glue Gun
- Promotes creativity
- Builds Fine Motor Skills
First we painted our gourd
Then we set it to dry (the natural paint dried really quickly)
Then I used the hot glue gun and then we stuck on the eyes and the pom pom to be “hair”.
These “monsters” are so cute! My daughter LOVED hers and kept walking around with it.
We loved the Natural Earth Paint. It was easy to mix (just add water), it had a wonderful deep color, and dried quickly. The best part was that I knew my daughter was not handling anything that could harm her. I loved that it is completely natural!
Warning: For younger children only let them handle the gourd monsters under supervision, as the eyes and pom poms could be choking hazards.