One fine summer afternoon - actually it was on several fine afternoons - we set up shop in the yard to make a monster. At first we created something more along the lines of a monster-mess, but eventually with each session we came closer to our goal.
Today there is a beautiful monster with the name of LuLiLe somewhere in Germany watching over either Lukas, Lina or Leo while they're sleeping. Because every kid needs a monster to watch out for them at night.
... and while monster needed drying time there was always room for some more creativity.
(Yes - just in case you were wondering - there was glitter everywhere. I swear I saw the squirrel glitter the entire next week.)
If you want to learn more about making monsters check out Dan Reeder's website for ideas and instructions.