DIY Paper Monster Puppets

Craft blog by: Adria Ruff, Co-Founder and Creative Director at AR Workshop @andersruffworkshop on Instagram 

Today’s craft is a rawr-ing good time! These simple paper monster puppets start with a free printable template from AR Workshop’s spARe time series. Your kids will be glued to these adorable monsters–and the fun part is, they can create colorful, unique patterns using two of my favorite OOLY products: Switch-eroo Color Changing Markers and Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Markers

I love how OOLY Switch-eroo markers allow color changes with the magic tips–and OOLY Rainbow Sparkle Glitter markers are just the finishing touch for their inner monsters to shine. 

Can you handle the cuteness? 

Time Duration: 30 Minutes

Skill Level: Beginning

OOLY Products Needed

Other Items Needed: 

  • Monster Printable – download link
  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Glue
  • Paper to print the template 


Hand holding sparkle glitter marker coloring in monster puppets outline
Two monster puppets on white paper with art supplies on table

Step 1: Print monster template on 8.5” x 11” paper (we recommend cardstock). You can download the Monster Printable from this link here.

Next, color monster bodies, eyes and legs with OOLY Switch-eroo Color Changing Markers and OOLY Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Markers.

Scissors cutting the outline of a colorful piece of paper
Cut out colorful shapes of paper with eyes, legs, and handles

Step 2: Cut out monster bodies, eyes, legs, and rectangle handles.

Hand holding folded colorful paper over table with cut out eyes

Step 3: Make an accordion fold with the body piece.

First, fold the head backwards at the top of the mouth, then fold the bottom of the body backwards at the bottom of the mouth.

Line up the head and the bottom and then fold the mouth closed shut (making a fold in the middle of the mouth).

Hand gluing yellow cut out eyes colorful folded up paper craft

Step 4: Glue on eyes and legs.

Colorful and white folded shapes with handles on white table

Step 5: Fold along the dotted lines of the rectangle handles and then form handles into a semi-circle.

Glue folded edges onto the top and bottom of the folded mouth (backside of the puppet) to create handles.

Hands holding two colorful crafted monsters with eyes and mouths
Little girl holding two colorful paper craft monsters in front of her

Now you can really say: I’ve created a monster! This craft is perfect for spARe time, play dates, and birthday parties. 

Keep an eye out for more fun and easy craft projects from the spARe time series from AR Workshop and OOLY. Visit to find a location near you and explore our Summer ARt Camps, featuring two new series in partnership with OOLY! 

We would love to see photos of your craft projects! Tag us on Instagram at @WeAreOOLY using #OOLYcreateyourhappy.

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