These cupcake liner monsters are a fun monster craft and all you need are craft supplies from your recycle bin, googly eyes, and cupcake liners! We love this cupcake liner art for building fine motor skills through play! It’s a great kids craft that is perfect for building underlying skills through crafting…and having fun!
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This cupcake liner craft is great for Halloween. Making cupcake liner monsters works on many fine motor skills.
Cupcake Liner Monsters
These cupcake liner monsters are not just fun to make. They build skills, too.
Use a variety of craft materials to make process art with a monster theme, perfect for Halloween occupational therapy activities.
Manipulating the materials for this cupcake liner monster craft builds several underlying skill areas:
- precision grasp and release
- scissor skills
- pincer grasp
- separation of the sides of the hand
- in-hand manipulation
- visual perceptual skills
- tool use: scissors, hole punch, etc.
- hand strength– squeezing a glue bottle
- eye-hand coordination
Process Art Craft for Kids
Start with Wilton mini cupcake liners (Amazon affiliate link) in primary colors.
Pile up a bunch of craft items. Pom poms, feathers, colored paper, glitter, string, pipe cleaners…This looks like fun, right??!
It was fun to watch the kids as they created. Each made their monsters in their own way, and it suited their personalities. We let the creativity flow!
Little Guy needed a lot of spikes for his monsters. We told a few jokes.
Who is the messiest monster?
These monsters took a ride on their feather taxi.
Create, imagine, explore. We did that! What a fun way to practice fine motor skills, textures, and materials. If you make process art monsters, share them with us! We’d love to see them!
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.