Paper Monsters: Make Monster Collages!

Thames and Hudson Ltd

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Oscar Sabini
Thames and Hudson Ltd
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Paper Monsters enables young children to make seven collage pictures of monsters in cleverly designed paper pockets in the book. Children can complete all the pictures to make a monster procession who appear to be hurrying to the last page. There they will discover the monsters at ‘monster school’, and find a final collage to complete.

How It Works

At the beginning of the book, there are step-by-step instructions showing how to make the collages. At the back is an envelope with pieces of card and decorated papers to make the pictures. Open up a spread: on the right-hand page is an inspirational collage illustration of a monster; on the facing page, a paper pocket with a window cut to the same monster shape. Now go to the back of the book and take a piece of card and a few pieces of decorated paper. Tear and paste the papers, along with any scraps of old newspapers and magazines, to make a collage on the piece of card. Now slot the card into the pocket so it shows through the monster-shaped window. Hey presto! You’ve made your own wonderful collage monster.