Monster Cut Outs and Bean Bag Toss

Monster Cut Out Photo Prop and Bean Bag Toss Game

I made these monster cut outs for photo props at my son’s monster themed birthday party.  As a bonus the monster cut outs also served as a bean bag toss game.  I only had nap times to work on these so they took a few days to make.  Also, I only had a hand saw to cut the  holes.  I imagine it would have gone much quicker if I had a jigsaw.


What You Need To Make Monster Cut Outs


Paint / Brushes


Saw (preferably a jigsaw)

sand paper

hot glue gun

anything you want to decorate the monster cut out with

(popsicle sticks, googly eyes, feathers, pom poms, et cetera)

Monster Cut Outs

I started by painting each of the plywood pieces a solid yellow color.  I used a lighter color so whatever I painted on top would show up okay.  Then I used a large bowl to trace a circle where I wanted the cut out to be.  After that I traced out the monsters, painted and decorated them.  To make the hole for the monster cut outs I used a drill to make some holes and finished with a hand saw.  I used sandpaper to smooth all around the holes so no one got splinters.  I had some scrap 2x4s laying around I drilled into the bottom of the monster cut outs to make them stand.

This was a fun project to work on while my kid napped.  The monster cut outs were a great addition to the monster themed birthday party and I loved that they were a fun bean bag toss game too.


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