Imagine the fun you can have creating a glowing monster for above your bed. Children and adults have all enjoyed James Howe’s There’s a Monster Under My Bed book for years as well as Disney/Pixar’s movies Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University. Now you have a chance to bring that monster out from under the bed and place it where everyone can see it and the monster can protect you. With a few products, you can let your imagination go wild and create a glow-in-the-dark imaginative monster. You can design a three-legged monster or a monster with red hair and horns—whatever you want. After your monster comes alive, be sure to write a short story about its name, appearance, what it likes to do, what it likes to eat, and special powers it has. You need three simple products to create your monster: Elmer’s Glow In the Dark Glue, clear acetate/plastic sheet, and a black board. The board gives a special place for your monster to shine and hang out above your bed. Be sure to decorate the board with fun patterns that are meaningful to your monster! The monster will glow on its own but a by adding a black light you can increase his powers!
My Monster Above My Bed Art Project
Students will create an original monster design using inspiration and imagination. Students can read James Howe’s There’s a Monster Under My Bed book, other children’s “monster” books, or watch the Disney/Pixar movies for inspiration. They will use math and measuring skills to create a patterned border frame to mount their monster. Students can write an accompanying short story about the unique features and superpowers of their monster.
Tips for the My Monster Above My Bed Project
- Practice squeezing the glue bottles to create different line thicknesses and to learn how much pressure is needed.
- Note that different colors may have different consistencies.
- As the glue is applied, it will spread slightly so leave a little space for that to occur.
- Keep designs simple without too much detail.
- Glue drying time varies by thickness and climate and may take up to 48 hours.
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