Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Build Your Own Monsters

Build Your Own Monsters

The Editors at Klutz
Illustrator:  Bill Mayer 
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 5 to 7
Klutz, 2008   ISBN: 978-1591745792

There are very few young children who don’t like monsters, in particular if the monsters in question are of the friendly variety (though creepy ones have their own charm too.) This kit will allow children to create monsters of their own, and everything they need to make the creatures is included. There are punch out bodies, arms and legs, hands and feet. Then there are face stickers to embellish the monsters with, and different colored metal paper fasteners to put the monsters together. These fasteners allow the arms and legs, hands and feet to articulate at the joints.

The book in the kit provides young monsters lovers with information about how to put their monsters together (with illustrations). Then there are pages of punch out bodies, limbs, hands, and feet. At the back of the book, there is a page of face stickers, which include noses, eyes, and mouths of all kinds. If you want googly eyes, then you can use the ones provided.

With easy to use components, and easy to understand instructions, this is a kit that young children are sure to enjoy.