Loot Giving Expanding Foam Monster


We decided to make our own loot giving monster! Using a box, some expanding foam filler, paint, battery operated fairy lights, 2 ballpit balls & a bowl of sweets we created a monster for our trick o treaters to brave. Dare you plunge your hand into his ferocious jaws and delve into the pit of his fire burning belly for your monster?!

This activity was done by Elis, 9 with a little supervision.

We’ve got lots more Halloween Ideas and some special Halloween for Toddlers activities too.

Our main item was a cardboard box and some expanding foam filled, we used some we had kicking about in the garage but cheaper versions can be picked up in pound stores.

20140923-112647-41207054.jpgwe covered a bowl in foil & then taped the bowl to the box where we planned to put the monsters mouth.

We made sure we had safety goggles and protective gloves on.

We then set about covering our box with the expanding foam, we concentrated mostly on the monsters face.

We placed two ballpit balls as the eyes.

We used a mix of emulsion we had in the shed and poster paints to paint our monster.

We left the unpainted monster to dry over night, we then carefully cut the bowl out and cut out a circle for the mouth. We then used a piece of paper to make the teeth.

We used sticky tape to attach the teeth inside the box via a flap I cut in the back of the box.

I had some battery operated lights which we attached to the inside of the box, this are usually available in pound stores.


We put a bowl of sweets inside.

We painted our monster with a mix of emulsion and poster paint (because that’s what we had handy!)

20140923-113711-41831434.jpgour monster turned out fantastic!!!


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