My little girl Gigi (yes, she’s the one in the polkadot dress) absolutely ADORES Monsters Inc. and Mike Wazowski. (You know, the monster who is just basically a green eyeball). We are super excited to see the new movie, Monsters University, too. So when Babble and Target asked if I’d be into creating some Monsters University party game and craft ideas using some of their fun products, I decided to earn some mom-of-the-year points and say, “YOU BETCHA!”
But I wanted to share a fun craft and activity we did at the party. But it will also be a fun activity all summer long. Is it in poor taste if I call it Monster Pong?! Ha, I DID not have the kids take a swig of their juice boxes if someone else made it in…I’m just saying I know where to draw the line. Kind of. But anyway I hope you get the idea!
When I was shopping for my monster party goodies I picked up some table tennis balls. Before the party I turned them into Mike Wazowski eyeballs and the kids could not keep their grubby little hands off them.
Here’s how I did it!
HOW TO MAKE A MIKE WAZOWSKI EYE:
1. Leave the table tennis balls in the package
2. With a foam brush (I used these ones) stamp a blue circle over the logo on each ball using acrylic paint
3. After the blue circles are dry stamp a black circle
HOW TO PLAY MONSTER PONG:
1. Use a table or surface at kid height and fill lots of containers with water
2. Have the kids stand in a line, this is hysterical to watch if the kids are ages 2-4 like ours were
3. Use the hose or a mom’s arm as the line they have to stand behind
4. Let the kids throw a ball until they get one in, the younger kids will just walk up and put a ball in a cup and feel really good about themselves
For older kids you can make them take turns or even reward them with Monsters U juice boxes or fruit snacks! Here are some coupons for those goodies!
The game was cute and all, but the kids had a BLAST just dumping the cups of water and playing with the eyeballs. That entertained them way longer than any of the planned activities. But isn’t that how it always works?
I’m always such a snob about buying things with licensed characters on them, but one reason I agreed to do a Monsters U party is because I really love those characters! Haha, I’m excited to show you our Monster Party pix!
And for a tutorial for some Tin Can Monster Feet check out my blog! They were also a huge hit.
Love and Donuts,