Craft Activity, Art Activity, STEAM Activity: Make An Inflatable Glove Monster

What Kids Learn From This Craft Activity, STEAM Activity

In the STEAM activity, craft activity, Make A Inflatable Glove Monster, kids learn about creative design, fine motor skills, engineering principles through attaching the glove to the cup, problem-solving by ensuring the glove is securely sealed, and science concepts when they observe how air inflates the glove. Additionally, they experience cause and effect by blowing air through the straw to make the glove rise, fostering an understanding of simple physics. This project encourages imaginative play, storytelling, and fosters curiosity while incorporating elements of art, design, and engineering in an engaging and hands-on manner, making it an excellent all-around learning experience.

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What We Need For This Craft Activity, STEAM Activity

STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster

 

How to Do the Craft Activity, STEAM Activity, Make A Inflatable Glove Monster

  1. Design Your Monster Eyes and Eyelashes: Start by drawing and coloring five monster eyes and five eyelashes on the paper to put them on the five fingers of the clear plastic glove. You can get creative with the eye and eyelash designs, making them as silly or spooky as you like.
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Make Monster's Eyes
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Make Monster’s Eyes
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Make Monster's Eyelashes
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Make Monster’s Eyelashes

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Glue Eyes and Eyelashes Together
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Glue Eyes and Eyelashes Together
  2. Make A Monster’s Mouth And A Skirt: The monster’s mouth will be attached to the glove, and the skirt will be attached to the cup, which will serve as the body of your monster. You can add any features or designs you want.

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Make A Mouth And A Skirt
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Make A Mouth And A Skirt
  3. Glue or Tape Eyes and Lashes To the Glove. 

    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Glue or Tape Eyes To The Glove
    STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Glue or Tape Eyes To The Glove
  4. Make a Hole in the Cup: Using a pair of scissors, carefully poke a small hole on one side of the cup.
  5. Insert the Straw: Take the straw and insert it into the hole you made in the cup. It should fit snugly.

 

STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Make A Hole and Insert A Straw
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Make A Hole and Insert A Straw

 

STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Make A Hole And Insert A Straw Into The Cup
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Make A Hole And Insert A Straw Into The Cup

 

6. Attach the Glove to the Cup: Use tape to attach the open end of the glove (the wrist part) to the top part of the cup. Make sure it’s securely attached so that no air can escape.

 

STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Attach The Glove To The Cup
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Attach The Glove To The Cup
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Attach The Glove To The Cup And Tape The Skirt Over It
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster – Attach The Glove To The Cup And Tape The Skirt Over It

STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster - Tape The Bottom of The Glove To The Cup

7. Inflate Your Monster: Hold the cup in one hand and put your mouth on the straw and blow into it gently. As you blow air into the cup through the straw, the glove should inflate, making it look like your monster is rising up.

STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster Activity - Inflate Glove Monster
STEAM Activity, Craft Activity, Inflatable Glove Monster Activity – Inflate Glove Monster

8. Play and Experiment: Once your inflatable monster glove is filled with air, you can play with it, make it move, or even give it a voice. Experiment with how much air you need to inflate it just right for your desired effect.

9. Have Fun: Enjoy your inflatable monster glove and use your imagination to come up with games or stories involving your new creation.

 

Variations & Challenges

  • Multicolor Monster: Instead of a single-colored glove, use a variety of colored gloves to create a multi-colored monster.
  • Educational Monsters: Create glove monsters that represent different educational themes, such as a math monster with numbers and equations, or a geography monster with maps and landmarks. This adds an educational element to the activity.
  • Storytelling Challenges: After creating their monsters, challenge kids to write a short story or create a character profile for their monster, promoting creativity and storytelling skills.

 

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Author

  • Isabelle

    Isabelle has been an entrepreneur for last 22 years in retail and educational industry. She is also a mom to a child in elementary school. She believes that when kids are curious and use their imagination, amazing things can happen. She is particularly interested in STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). She believes when children are encouraged to develop STEAM skills from a young age, they gain valuable tools to tackle future challenges in a creative, imaginative, and innovative manner. She enjoys researching STEAM and craft activities, plays, toys and resources and share with parents.

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