I Need My Monster
Written by Amanda Noll
Illustrated by Howard McWilliam
Humphrey, created by Shari
How to Make Your Own Monster
SUPPLIES NEEDED:

a printout of the Monster Parts Page (right)
crayons or markers
pencil or pen
scissors
extra white paper
glue or glue stick

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Click on the Monster Parts page on the
right to download and print  it.

2. Color the parts or leave them uncolored.

3. Cut out the parts you want to use. You can
cut on the straight lines, or cut carefully
around each part. You can even use ALL the
parts to make LOTS of monsters.
Humphrey, created by Shari
Monster Gallery
Real Monsters sent to us by Real Kids
4. To make your monster's body, take a blank piece of white paper and place your hand flat in the middle with the fingers all
touching each other and the thumb close to the pointer. Have someone trace loosely around your hand. Join the lines at the
bottom. This is your monster's body.

5. Now you can glue on the monster parts to your monster's body. Use as many body parts as you want. Monsters can have 6
eyes or 3 arms or 2 noses or no noses!

6. Give your monster a name. Put your monster under your bed, or hang it on your wall.

7. To add your monster to our Monster Gallery: Ask your parents to send a scan of your monster to editor@flashlightpress.com.
(Parents: please send a lo res jpeg file.) In the email, tell us your first name, your age, your monster's name, and what city you live
in. We will post your monster at the bottom of this page.
Coos-Coos, created by Rivka
The fourth graders at Doniphan-Trumbull Public School in Nebraska created monsters that could replace Gabe when he was
on vacation.  They used glue to create the artwork and finished in watercolor. Scary-fun!
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