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
Step 2: Cut Out Fur
Lay fur out with the fur side down. Open up book or photo album and lay on top - trace shape with pencil. Take book away and draw out shape you want to cut out. It's best to have the sides be straight and then to have the short sides be jagged so they will overlap the edge. You want to leave a straight section in the middle where the teeth will be. Then use your scissors to cut the fur - another option is to use a craft knife and only cut through the back and not cut the fur. Also if you want to hollow out the book (fun place to keep stuff) this is the time to do that.
Step 3: Make Teeth
Step 4: Paint and Glue
Step 5: Finish
To finish, glue the fur onto the book. You'll need to use your craft knife to cut slits in the fur for the eyes to poke out. Then you can enjoy your monster book of monsters!