Creating a Colorful Doodle Monster

Glue pieces of twine to a sheet of paper to create doodles. Younger kids can draw a meandering doodle with a marker. Then fill in the spaces with watercolors. Add one or multiple eyes to create your own unique doodle monster.


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Here is a cute back-to-school activity for the art class. Turn twine doodles into colorful monsters! A fun way to explore creativity and to play around with colors. It can also be used at home, or as a playful activity to entertain a small group of friends.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one doodle monster


  • A4 sheet of ordinary white printer paper
  • 1mm wide cotton twine
  • 25mm wiggle eye
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • set of 24-color watercolor paint set
  • Kenton brown acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • standard scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • sponge - use one that was in a medicine bottle
  • plastic cup with water


  1. Measure and draw a pencil frame 1.2" from the edge of the paper.
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  3. Create a doodle from the twine - cut pieces of twine and glue them onto the paper. Make sure that there are no open ends. Tip: For younger children, let them use a black bullet-point marker to draw a doodle.
  4. Use the watercolor set to paint each section of the doodle - do not use any color twice. Tip: If you do not have a 24-color set of watercolor paints, you can also use food colorings, watercolor pencils, or acrylic paints.
  5. Use the sponge and the brown paint to stamp a frame around the design.
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  7. Complete the monster by gluing the wiggle eye in place. Tip: It is a monster, so why not add three or four or five wiggle eyes? ;-)
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