Monster Monday: Wrecker

Ignatius, age 5, was the second to send in a ‘monster’ – a robot by the name of ‘Wrecker’. Wrecker is pretty decked out. Ignatius spared no expense when constructing his pod of destruction.

Here’s the description I was given with his drawing:

Wrecker Description

  • robot monster named “Wrecker”.
  • teeth, nose, eyes
  • robot system on stomach
  • gun on arm
  • axe on arm
  • pickaxe on arm
  • lots of wires coming out of it
  • throwing pick arm – throws out and attaches, then comes back
  • hypnotism leg with a spiky wrecking ball hanging from it
  • laser stick leg
  • he can turn into anything
  • he’s the size of a piece of paper, but he can be any size
    • he could be the size of an elephant
    • he could be the size of the universe

Cleary this is a robot monster to be reckoned with. Here’s the fantastic drawing I was supplied with:

Wrecker by Ignatius age 5

Unlike sky robot monster, I didn’t need to gesture out to find the monster within the drawing – Iggy gave me a pretty good framework and an intense description to work with.

Wrecker Process

Wrecker Final

Wrecker by Ignatius

If you’re going to sit your kids down for an art session with the aim of submitting to Monster Mondays, don’t feel like you have to use the word monster. You can encourage your kids to draw an imaginary creature, a fantastical pet, a helpful robot, a space animal, or mashup animals. I’ve only called it Monster Monday because of the alliteration. I want all kids to feel they can submit something – so let their imaginations run wild. Let me know in the comments what kind of questions you ask your kids to get them to imagine fantastic creatures!

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