Day 2 24/3/20
Today we’re making monsters for our sea voyage journeys! In my story The Shipwrecked Sailor a little boy finds another world at the bottom of the sea, where another moon sings and monsters and mermaids swim.
You can purchase the book for £6 here. Here’s some details from the book:
So…let’s make some monsters that you might find on your sea voyage!
Part One: collecting. 15 mins minimum
- Collect as many eyes as you can- cut them out from magazines, newspapers or labels.
- Collect 10 every day objects. Each one must be small enough to fit on an A4 sheet of paper.
- Make a cup of very very strong black coffee- about 6 teaspoons. DO THIS WITH AN ADULT! Mix the coffee with cold water.
Part Two: Monster Making with objects- 45 minutes minimum
- Draw round one of the objects
- Turn it into a monster by drawing on eyes, legs, jaws etc
- Make up a name for your monster. You could do this by using letters from the name of the object.
- Write a short fact file for your monster: name, what it eats, where it lives, personality, habits, friends, powers, etc
- Make at least 3 different monsters this way
- I’ve shown one example below- make lots of monsters with different objects!
- Paint on tone with cold black with a tissue or scrap of cloth
Part Three 45 mins
- Cover several sheets of A4 paper with a layer of water
- Drop splodges of the coffee onto the wet paper and allow the coffee to spread and make interesting shapes.
- Let the splodges dry- use a hair dryer if you can. ONLY USE A HAIR DRYER WITH AN ADULT! Don’t let it touch the paper.
- Turn your splodges into creatures by drawing on the creatures and by gluing on the eyes (see my example below)
- Write a name and fact file for your monsters- food it likes, where it lives, who its friends are etc
- By the end of the session today you should have a fantastic collection of monsters!