Children can conquer their fears by making silly monsters this week at The Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions.
Ages: preschool and above.
9” x 12” piece of black construction paper
Geometric foam shapes
Glue stick or white glue
Glue colored foam shapes onto the black paper to create a monster face. (Foam shapes can be purchased at an art supply store.)
Glue on yarn.
Give your monster a name.
This project provides a wonderful opportunity to empower your child to deal with their fears. Read Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberly. Your child can turn the pages of the book to make a silly monster disappear, showing who is in charge! You might also want to have a discussion with your child regarding their fears.
About the Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The mission of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is located at 215 N. 7th St. in downtown Phoenix, at the southeast corner of Seventh Street and Van Buren in the historic Monroe School Building. In 2011, it was named one of the “10 Best Children’s Museums” by Parents magazine.