Make Your Own Monster
When exactly did monsters stop being frightening and start being friendly? I’m sure that the gorgeously gruesome Ugly Dolls are partially responsible and now new film Monsters v Aliens is set to rekindle bambinos’ desire for cuddly critters. But how do you avoid all those branded, big corporation products? By creating your very own monster, that’s how!
Queen of quirk Donna Wilson has a fab Make Your Own Monster Kit for £12 – each one is different, so you can buy a few for your little one’s chums with no fear of arguments. A more bespoke experience is on offer at Curly Q Cuties where children are invited to Design Your Own Monster using the Monster-Maker by selecting the requisite components, from mouth shape to belly colour. Your finished creature will cost you $25, plus $12 shipping to the UK.
The ultimate unique monster comes courtesy of Scottish designer Lucy Moose, whose Stuff Your Doodles are soft figures created from your child’s drawing, no matter how simple, complex or downright bizarre it may be, with prices starting from £50. No need to worry if you find any of these under the bed.