"Monstrous Me" Monster BLOX - Step by Step



Welcome to the, ‘Monstrous Me Collection’ a totally roarsome world of storytelling and papercraft fun. When you read a book from the ‘Monstrous Me Collection’ you’ll not only learn about monsters and their pesky ways, but bring them to life with your very own paper craft Monster Blox family.



Here is how! First, follow this link and ask a parent or guardian to help print out these fabulous free paper monster templates https://www.lollipoplodge.net/store (Scroll to bottom of page!)

You can choose between pre-coloured monster versions or black and white, (allowing you to design your own) A deluxe silk pack of Monster Blox is also available for £2.99 in store.







STEP 1


Cut around the monster shapes carefully. Some shapes are a bit tricky, so be sure to ask for help if needed. (Handy Tip- If the cutting is too fiddly, leaving a white space around the shapes, then ask an adult to finish. See above.)















STEP 2


Starting with the head, carefully fold along the dotted lines to create the edges of your square. Then, fold down the black tabs along the line. Try to be as precise as you possibly can.





















STEP 3


Using only a little glue on the edge of your spatula, put a thin layer on the black tabs as shown, and join together. Hold it for at least 40 seconds to set. Gluing and holding in sections is advised, rather than all tabs at once. When it is finished, it should look something like this…







STEP 4


Now, for the body of the monster. In much the same way, we fold along the lines and fold down black tabs. We apply a thin layer of glue to the tabs, and in sections, glue together, holding gently each time until set.






















STEP 5


Using a little glue, add the feet.











STEP 6


Bend down the L and R tabs on the little monster arms, and glue as shown. Attach to the L and R markings on the sides of your monster. Hold in place until set.




STEP 7


Add a little glue to the neck of your monster and attach monster’s head in place. Hold until set. Do not move your monster about for at least five minutes.
























STEP 8


And finally, glue the white back section of the tail and fold in on itself as shown, to make one fully coloured bushy tail. Splay the edges, and add a little glue, then stick it to back body of your monster, marked ‘T’ This may feel a little weird, but hold until set, and then curl the tail, so the monster’s head does not get in the way.





Leave to dry, and your all set! Ready to make a new monster, and add to your monster family.



Keep checking the site for more accessories, furniture and scenes for your monsters to interact with. A make your own monster board game also coming soon!

You’ve been Fang-tastic!

xx

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