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Another Kids Monster Kit Peek + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts September 18, 2020 52 Comments

Happy Friday! Thanks for your outpouring of enthusiasm and wonderful comments about yesterday's Kid Monster Kit sneak peek. We are counting down the hours until we get to reveal everything that's packed into the kit on Monday! During these times of distance learning, we hope the kit will provide you and the young people in your life many happy hours of engaging, playful and educational fun. Family crafting makes great memories!

You can pre-order the Kids Monster Kit starting Monday, September 21 at 10am PT. Once sold out, the kit will be gone. The kit and any items ordered with the kit will ship together starting October 9, at the same time as our upcoming October My Monthly Hero Kit.

Now it's time to take a peek at one of the fabulous projects Debi has created with the kit...

Hi friends! I’m Debi Adams and I’m popping in with another sneak peek and twist to the NEW Monster Kit for kids. These super fun images are fantastic for creating a variety of projects. Having a preschool teacher in the house actually made coming up with ideas, a walk in the park, and once my brain started moving in the right direction, I couldn’t stop. Hopefully you will check out the additional projects being featured in the coming days by our other talented designers.

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy activity using the pre-printed coloring pages that come in the kit, stamped with whatever monster stamps you like. Creating a puzzle can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be just by determining the size of the pieces.

I colored in my entire sheet first and then mounted it onto a piece of poly foam, inexpensive and available at your local hobby store. This makes it easier to manipulate the segments. I trimmed it to fit the size of the page and then randomly cut out the shapes. You can sketch them out first if you like, use a wavey ruler for a design, or even use some Infinity Dies inside the design. You can adapt the complexity of the pieces to fit the age of the child. Depending on the skills of the participants, they can cut out the shapes for themselves too!

A great way to help out children who initially might struggle with where the pieces go is to place another one of the same designs down on the work surface first. This provides a “map” for location and they can navigate from there.

For additional fun, have several kids each select a different design and create a puzzle. They can then exchange them with each other. Placing them inside a 6 x 9 envelope and labeling it will keep all the puzzles together and organized. For social distancing practices, this could be a puzzle exchange via the mail instead of an in-person contact.

Well that’s today’s sneak peek. Hoping it gave you a few ideas of things to do with your kids whether at home or in a classroom. Thanks for taking a look!

P.S. I want to give a great big shout out to our teachers, educators and parents who are navigating a challenging educational scene these days. You are so appreciated.

WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT: Just leave a comment on this blog post and we'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments to win a kit. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, September 21, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. Good luck!

Don't forget to enter yesterday's kit giveaway if you haven't yet. We are giving away one each day!

We can't wait to see you on Monday for the Kids Monster Kit reveal. Have a wonderful weekend!





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52 Responses

Judy Bickel
Judy Bickel

September 21, 2020

Just love the idea of making a puzzle out of it. As well as including a mat to help the younger ones.

Teresa Santiago
Teresa Santiago

September 21, 2020

I love the idea of making these with my grandkids. They love art work and Halloween 🎃. Thanks for the opportunity.

Laura
Laura

September 20, 2020

Wow!! what a great idea! I love the idea of kids kits! My grandchildren can craft next to me having fun with this kit!

Teddie
Teddie

September 19, 2020

I just love kits that can be used in so many different ways. This one is definitely a winner!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

September 19, 2020

Adorable idea, and so fun! :)

Nan Griffin
Nan Griffin

September 19, 2020

What a cool kit for children. Love your idea for it.

Sharon Suske
Sharon Suske

September 19, 2020

Super cute kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laurie Brown
Laurie Brown

September 19, 2020

Too cute!! Halloween is was of my favorite holidays to create for-so many fun and colorful images!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee
Sunshine HoneyBee

September 19, 2020

Like the puzzle idea. Hubby and I have been working jigsaw puzzles. The store in mall that sold puzzles closed due to not enough business.
Melissa
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Heidi H
Heidi H

September 19, 2020

I just can’t wait for the entire reveal. Love the idea of foam as a backing for the puzzle! So clever!!

Heidi
Heidi

September 19, 2020

Debi, this is also a very clever idea. I also like that you can make the puzzle shapes as large or small as you like, depending on the age of the person doing the puzzle :-) Thanks to you and Hero Arts :-)

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

September 19, 2020

Super idea!

Reese
Reese

September 18, 2020

Hero Arts you are outdoing yourselves! This is a great outlet for all virtual students.
Thanks for such a wonderful kit!

Liz
Liz

September 18, 2020

So cute and creative

Wendy S Beach
Wendy S Beach

September 18, 2020

This is a great activity for children. I hope I am choosen for free kit. Thank you for this kit.

Rachel
Rachel

September 18, 2020

My kids love these kind of diy puzzles :-). The pre-printed sheets ought to be fun to color too!

Rebecca
Rebecca

September 18, 2020

Very cute!

Brains Burgin
Brains Burgin

September 18, 2020

This is awesome! I made a puzzle for my nephew this year for our birthday! I think they might like this kit, too!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

September 18, 2020

Another fun peek – thanks Debi for showing the coloring pages as a puzzle. I have a puzzle die so could easily cut a bunch of these for the kiddos in my friend Becky’s first grade class.

Joan VANCOURT
Joan VANCOURT

September 18, 2020

Awesome idea! Never thought of making a puzzle!

marjorie J travers
marjorie J travers

September 18, 2020

should keep kids interested

karenajo
karenajo

September 18, 2020

What fun looking coloring pages and such a super idea to create a puzzle from them! Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas!

Tanya L
Tanya L

September 18, 2020

Cute idea!

Michele W
Michele W

September 18, 2020

What a great idea! So far I am loving what I’ve seen and am anxiously awaiting more sneak peeks at what appears to be a really fun kit!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

September 18, 2020

This kit is just in time for Halloween. The puzzle idea is great for my 2 year old grandson. I am sure he can help me stamp those adorable little monsters too!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 18, 2020

What a fun activity! My daughter loves puzzles :) I can’t wait to get my hands (my daughter’s too) on this kit! 😜

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

September 18, 2020

Unfortunately no little kids at my house, but this would be a perfect Birthday gift for my nephew! It’s adorable!

Janny M
Janny M

September 18, 2020

Thanks for some great tips in your blog post. In the past, I mounted colored sheets on thin cardboard for puzzles, but I very much like your use of foam for this purpose!

Nancy Wilcox
Nancy Wilcox

September 18, 2020

My grandson’s would love this kit!

Sue D
Sue D

September 18, 2020

Very clever idea to make a puzzle. I like this scene.

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September 18, 2020

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Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

September 18, 2020

This kit is adorable and love the idea of making it like a puzzle. So inventive!

Cy Lee
Cy Lee

September 18, 2020

This kit is one I feel hesitant to buy right away but not fo lack of loving it. No. I simply want the teachers and parents of little ones at home to have first chance. I want it. I’ll hold back for a moment. Or at least try very hard to, particularly until a little time passes to allow them a chance to buy in. Thank to all teachers right now and their support staff. Also, shout out to home schooling parents. I chose that route for all mine and it’s a LOT to do, particularly when wasn’t a first choice. You’ve got this!

Shannon
Shannon

September 18, 2020

Great idea to create a puzzle and its map!

Stacey
Stacey

September 18, 2020

This kit is so cute. What a great idea for a kids activity.

Candi
Candi

September 18, 2020

How cute! My grandkids love puzzles.

Annette Hindes
Annette Hindes

September 18, 2020

What a fun activity!!
Great idea to mount on foam !

Malissa Coyne
Malissa Coyne

September 18, 2020

This is such an adorable kit. I can’t wait to incorporate these into my 5 year old learning.

Golda
Golda

September 18, 2020

What a fantastic card for a child! Love the puzzle idea.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

September 18, 2020

I do lots of jigsaw puzzles. This card would
be so much fun to send to my friends )grown
up kids). Wonderful card. thanks for sharing
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Cheryl Sager
Cheryl Sager

September 18, 2020

Such a fun idea. Gets the creative ideas flowing . . .

Linda S.
Linda S.

September 18, 2020

I really like the puzzle idea and the coloring page is such a fun way to use the stamps.

Heidi H
Heidi H

September 18, 2020

Definite big shout out to parents educating their kids at home and the teachers facilitating. I passed kindergarten for the second time last spring and am hoping for a repeat this fall with first grade. Whole new respect for teachers and all they do!

Toni L
Toni L

September 18, 2020

My goodness—how much fun would this be for my crafty granddaughter! I especially like the dual nature of this…colour and do…

Alison
Alison

September 18, 2020

What a clever idea!

Cheryl
Cheryl

September 18, 2020

So cute! My kids love coloring and mounting the pages to a foam background to create a puzzle is a great idea :)

Gail Scott
Gail Scott

September 18, 2020

A great puzzle creation – my grandson loves puzzles — when much younger I used to time him to see how fast he could put together a simple puzzle – he loved it! Thanks for sharing this cool kit creation!

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

September 18, 2020

Oh the puzzle pieces are so cool and so much fun to do with the little ones!
And the colors are so vibrant and just make the puzzle stand out..nice work

Susan King
Susan King

September 18, 2020

Absolutely wonderful idea to make this a puzzle. I know my granddaughter is struggling with on line learning. She loves school but Math is kicking her butt! Give her an art project and she is happy!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

September 18, 2020

I think this is a great way to use the colouring sheets!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

September 18, 2020

How cute! I LOVE this playground and that it’s a puzzle!

Mary C.
Mary C.

September 18, 2020

This kit looks like sooooo much fun!