HUG Monsters!

Who doesn’t LOVE hugs?!??!

February is love month and our house and we try to show each other a little extra love! These HUG monsters are the cutest way to say I love you! For Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or just because. It’s also a fun surprise for Grandma and Grandpa! To send them a giant hug from their grand babies!

Create one today with lots of hearts and your little one’s hand prints!


  • Oval Paper plates (round plates or square plates will work as well)
  • Googley eyes
  • Double sided tape or glue stick
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors


Fold a piece of construction paper and cut out five 3/4 inch width strips (use the length of the whole construction paper). Divide the fifth strip into two narrower strips for the antennae.

Trace and cut out several hearts. Trace your little ones hands and cut that shape out as well.

Fold your strips of paper in an accordion motion.

Attach two strips to the base of your plate for the legs. Attach one strip to each side of the plate for the arms. Use the hearts you cut out as feet.

Use your little one’s hands as the monster’s hands, gluing one paper hand to each arm so that your monster can give perfect HUGS!

Now create your monster’s face! Add googley eyes or use your paper hearts. Create an upside down heart nose, and a wider heart for the mouth. Add smaller hearts to the ends of the antennae.

Let your little one color it in if they would like to!

Then on the back write a nice message for grandma and grandpa, or Dad or Mom… “I love you this much”, or “Sending you the monster hugs!”

Now your Monster is ready to spread a little love! Share it with someone special today.

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