Lately we have been having a big problem with tattling, and it’s driving me crazy! We have been trying very hard to teach the kids about the importance of working together, playing nicely and most important we don’t need to know every little “she took my car” or “he won’t share with me!”
Introducing the newest addition to our family, Murry the Tattle Monster!
Here’s how Murry came to be…One of my sister’s teacher friends pinned this on Pinterest & I repinned immediately and started thinking about how I could use it to help eliminate some of the tattling at our house. I re-created the poem to match our cute little monster, you can download it here.
My kids are young, so I knew I would need a visual to help get the point across. I was going to sew a monster, but after a little search on Pinterest (I think I need an intervention!) I saw these cute monsters made out of tissue boxes and light bulbs went off, I’ve got it, they can feed the monster their tattles instead of telling me!
I spray painted an empty tissue box.
After it dried I added some polka dots using craft paint and the end of a paint brush.
While the paint dried I drew some teeth on white craft foam and cut out.
Next, I got the eyes ready. I used egg cartons and glued googly eyes on them.
Now it’s time to bring your monster to life. Use a hot glue gun and glue the teeth and eyes on.
Now, we’ve got a friendly and hungry little monster who is ready to eat all those tattles!
Since my sister gave me the tissue box, she talked me into making one for each of the teachers on her team since they will all be introducing the Tattle Monster to their kindergarten kids this year as well. The kids had fun helping me decide what each one should look like and they were very excited to have these cute little monster’s hanging out with us all weekend. Meet Murry’s friends…
I’m sharing these little guys here: