Out came the playdough, feathers, wobbly eyes and coloured matchsticks.
A host of colourful decorated monsters appeared on the table.
I then came up with the idea: Choose two monsters and make them a baby (based on how the parents look). A great discussion began. We chatted about what the baby would look like if a two-eyed monster bred with a one-eyed monster. One of the suggestions was a three-eyed baby, so that lead nicely onto the fact that humans don't produce babies with four eyes. We chatted about the possible combinations for the monsters.
Meet the parents, One-eyed blue dad and colourful feathery mum ...
... and their new baby. Can you see it has dad's shape and single eye but mum's colourful feathers?
A family shot. Mum does have two eyes but seems a bit bashful about being photographed!