How to Make Monster Lollipops

Published: October 18, 2021 · Updated: March 2, 2024 by Sacha — This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full disclosure.

Looking for a way to extend the fun after trick-or-treating is over? Kids will LOVE these adorable Halloween monster lollipops—such a fun project, and they can even customize them however they like!

Monster lollipop craft.

Welcome to article number 3 of 7 in this series of Halloween lollipop crafts!

I’ll admit that I’m particular excited about this one. I hadn’t originally planned on making a monster-themed lollipop, but the idea popped into my head as I was finishing up the first set of lollipops and I couldn’t help but make one of these, too.

I’m really glad I did. This one turned to be my favorite. I just love the combination of the bright colors, the large mouth, the tiny teeth, and the single eye. And I love that there are so many ways to customize it and make it your own!

Below are the instructions to make it, and I really hope you’ll have as much fun with it as I did!

Related: 7 Cutest Halloween Lollipop Crafts for Kids

Required Materials

Here are the supplies you’ll need to turn a lollipop into a monster for Halloween:

Supplies to make monster lollipops.

How to Make a Lollipop Monster (Step-by-Step)

1. Cut Tissue Paper

Use scissors to cut two squares of colorful tissue paper (I chose pink). The sides of the squares should be about 4-6 inches in length.

Don’t worry about making the squares perfect. They’ll be folded over anyway, so no one will know the difference.

Since they didn’t have to be perfect, I chose to cut both squares at the same time by layering the tissue paper.

2. Secure Tissue Paper

Place a downward-facing lollipop in the center of the tissue paper squares.

Downward-facing lollipop on pink tissue paper squares.

Holding the lollipop in place, bunch up the tissue paper and use colorful curling ribbon to secure it (I chose green).

Lollipop wrapped in pink tissue paper.

Once the tissue paper is secured, you can use the scissors to curl the ribbon if you wish.

3. Draw Mouth

Use a permanent marker to draw a large black mouth for the monster. I recommend using an ultra fine point marker for this as it will allow you more control over the shape of the mouth.

Pink tissue paper lollipop with big black mouth drawn on.

4. Add Teeth

Using a white acrylic paint pen, or a fine-tip paintbrush and white acrylic paint, add small white dots on the inside edge of the black mouth to create the monster’s teeth.

Black monster mouth with white teeth drawn on using a paint pen.

I personally love acrylic paint pens. Like markers, they allow you to make extremely precise strokes; but unlike markers, they’re filled with acrylic paint, so they can cover up darker colors just like paint does.

They’re really quite handy for writing on dark-colored labels and creating peg doll facial features.

However, I realize that they’re not exactly a standard craft supply and that most people probably don’t have acrylic paint pens at home. So if that’s the case for you, you can simply use regular acrylic paint to create the monster’s white teeth.

5. Add Googly Eye

Use school glue to glue a googly eye (or multiple googly eyes) in the middle of the monster’s face. We only used one because we liked the way it looked, but feel free to use more if you prefer.

Finished lollipop monster craft with googly eyes.

Once the glue dries, your monster lollipop is done! This craft is definitely my favorite of the entire series.

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