Build A Monster Free Printable


Looking for something to keep little hands busy? Try this adorable Build A Monster Free Printable!

Summer is here and we’re up to our eyeballs in projects at my house! In fact, I decided to go for the “Best Mom Award” and I moved a craft table into my home office for the summer. We’ve been cutting and pasting and creating to our hearts’ content. Sure it’s a disaster, but at least the disaster isn’t on my kitchen table anymore!

One of our favorite projects so far is this Build A Monster project. I’ve provided horns, arms, legs, eyes, bodies, and mouths so all you need to provide is scissors, glue, maybe some extra paper, and as much imagination as you’d like. You’ll have a great time seeing how each monster turns out!

This makes a great indoor project if you’re trying to beat the heat. These monsters would also be fun for your next birthday party! Print and cut out a bunch of monster parts and then let the party guests decorate their own gift bags.


This free printable is an 8 page PDF. You can print all at once or choose to print more of what you need.


Download your Build A Monster Free Printable here.

Print as many times as you’d like, but please remember it is for personal use only. Do not resell, alter, or claim as your own.


Joan Saunders Orchard is the artist and owner of BitsyCreations. She lives in Maryland with her exceptional husband and two extraordinary kids. When she’s not illustrating or designing, she enjoys reading, being as silly as possible with her family, being a grammar and geography nerd, and watching too many BBC television shows.
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  1. Bekah says

    Joan is amazing! Thank you for this cute craft that is keeping my girls entertained this afternoon.

  2. Jordan says

    We really wanted a black and white version that we could color too! This is awesome thank you!

    • says

      Jordan, a black & white version is a GREAT idea! I will work on that & can add it. It may take a little while, though. 😉

    • Janice says

      Super cute! I second the idea re: B/W outline version. Robots, cats, dogs, bunnies might be cute, too. Going to glue to magnetic sheets for ongoing fun. Will also be using in Spanish-language classroom during study of body parts!

  3. Kris says

    My little grandkids would love this. I try to do lots of creative things with them.

  4. Jenny says

    Do you have a black and white version that kids can color? This will be expensive to print out.

  5. Jessica says

    This is great!

    Thanks so much for posting. I can’t wait to print this off and use it on our road trip with my 5 year old. I plan to print it out on card stock or construction paper so it’s easier to craft with. I may even use something so the parts can move! How fun!
    I would love to see something similar to this but with vehicle parts from Planes, cars, trucks etc..

    Thanks again!

  6. AmyLou says

    What fun! It’s a rainy afternoon so my son and I did this today after church. We had a great time! The colors are great, it’s good scissors practice and with so many pieces, the combos are endless. We made the two bodies and then made several more faces on paper plates. Thanks so much for this!

  7. Nicola says

    Wow, thank you so much for sharing this FREE!?!?! I couldn’t believe it was free! That is so generous of you. It is our 2 weeks winter school holidays at the moment in New Zealand and cold and rainy outside, so this is PERFECT for my kids! Thanks again, Nicola

    • says

      Nicola, I’m thrilled to offer it for free. I love to share where I can! So glad these printables are getting used! :)

  8. Alicia says

    These are great for my 3 1/2 year old, thank you! Our first couple; I cut, he stuck. Now I’m going to cut, laminate and add velcro dots, so he and his 14 month old sister can re-use them over and over again.

  9. says

    I run a website for children who are non-verbal and use technology to talk (such as iPads). I was wondering if I might include this with a lesson plan to encourage the kids to learn to say simple sentences to make requests with their talkers. I will certainly give you credit and provide a link to your site. Please email me. :) Thanks,Jane

  10. Brandy says

    I am making a travel book for when we drive halfway across country to Florida next year. These will be a perfect addition. I’ll print them off on card stock and then attach magnets to the back so the kids can build monsters on cookie sheets. Thanks!

  11. says

    Hi Joan,

    I love this collection. Would mind if we featured this collection in our Halloween blog post. We will be sure to give you credit and link back. Please let me know ASAP :)



    • says

      Hi Matt,
      Thanks for your comment! We’d love for you to feature this on your blog. And yes, please include a link to this post where your readers can then download directly from us. Thanks so much!

  12. Rebecca P says

    Thank you!! I am going to print these smaller (two on an 8×10 page) then laminate them, cut hem out and put magnets on the back so we have a fun busy bag for the car!! I imagine this will keep the kids busy for awhile.

  13. says

    I sew for our children’s hospital and I’m going to make the monster pillow from fleece with a pocket in the back and make the faces from felt. Kids can sit in bed and make their own monster faces. Thank you! Kids will love it.

  14. Alicia says

    awesome Thank you my children have all their pieces picked out and can’t wait to make themselves a monster . Thank you for a fun free printable !

  15. Nicole says

    I can’t even tell you how much fun I have had with my 2.5 year old daughter making monsters for Halloween. I don’t remember how I found this, but I’m glad I did. Thanks for great printables and a cute idea for afternoon projects. I will be keeping an eye on this blog :-)

  16. Karen Carther says

    This is so cute! My kids will love making these cute monsters! Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Alison says

    I can’t see another way to contact so I will ask here! I have a n electronic cutter and was wondering if it would be ok if I used it to cut out these images! I will be using them to send with my daughter to daycare for their Halloween party. I just thought I should ask first! I won’t share the file with anyone either, just use it this once, and I have been directing my crafty friends here (you do great work, you should consider designing svgs)

    • says

      Hi Alison! I really appreciate you asking first. This is fine as long as it’s for personal use. Sounds like it is. Thanks for being respectful of my artwork!
      And I’d love to design SVGs… I’ve done a few, but need to keep pushing myself to do more! Let me know if you ever have ideas of something you haven’t seen out there already and I’ll do it! 😉 joan @ to email.

  18. says

    Thank you so very much for the monster printable. My boys, ages 5 and 7, are having a blast decorating our walls with your cute monsters!