Picture of Monster Book of Monsters
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Everyone loves my Monster book of monsters so I thought I'd share how I made him! I've also made some mini versions on photo albums and they turned out really cute too. It's the perfect prop for a Harry Potter party, or just as a Halloween decoration!

Step 1: Get supplies

You need a base to make your book off of - for my main one I used an old looking book I found at a thrift store, for my mini ones I used photo albums. You also need the fur - I haven't tried fake fur yet but I'm sure it would work also but I wanted mine to look as close to the movie prop as possible and fake fur didn't quite fit. I used real fur from an old coat we got at a thrift store and I also used a rabbit fur for one of the mini books. I used some plastic eyes that are used for toys that I found at the thrift store but you can also find them at craft stores, for the smaller books I only used 3 eyes instead of 4. For the eye base and teeth I used Skulpey - clay that you can mold and then bake in the oven. You'll also need some fabric for the tongue, for the big book I used red cotton and for the little books I used red felt. Lastly you need some brown paint and hot glue.

So in short his a list of things needed:
Book or photo album
Piece of fur big enough to go around book
skulpey clay (red, white, and black color)
3 to 4 plastic eyes
red fabric
hot glue
brown paint
paint brush
TriG18 months ago


I love it! you would get an A+ in Care of Magical Creatures

Technically, in Harry Potter, an A+ would be O. O stands for Outstanding. Just a bit of trivia ;)

lkenkiller1 year ago
awesome job!! i have the official product and this comes very close! and it's way fluffier :)
Tabitha de Luna (author)  lkenkiller1 year ago
Thank you! That means a lot to me :)
samartDW1 year ago
Awesome looks like the real thing in fact i think its a lot better great job
What a wonderful project - thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to make some - off to find supplies.
Dexteravna3 years ago
I did this and it looks AWESOME!! I brought it to school and people took a bunch of pics and It even scared some people. I used fake fur from Joanne's(only like 10$) and had alot left over to make more.

- easier gluing the teeth/eyes to the book: Use some red(or other) cloth and put glue(in my case, rubber cement) on both sides and stick it in between clay and book.
- glue one set of teeth at a time by using the book's weight for pressure. - make sure you don't bake the clay overnight.(mine turned black and brown instead of red and white. Still looks cool, but if ur obsessed with it being red and white, CALCULATE THE TIME)
- If you have excess/cut fur, sick it under the fur covering the book so it looks like a real animal.
- do this over newspaper or plastic cuz fur gets EVERYWHERE. not fun cleanup.
- if you have a hole, use the tongue to bookmark where it is.(I spent like 10 mins picking up everything that spilled out of the hole one time because I opened it wrong.)

Anyway, awesome project. Definitely worth ur time.
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Tabitha de Luna (author)  Dexteravna3 years ago
That's so fun that you made one! It looks great!!
jlin73 years ago
AweSum! I luv Hp!
canida3 years ago
I want one! This is awesome.
mikeasaurus3 years ago
That is awesome!
This is so creepy, and cute and fluffy at the same time!
Thank you!