Friday, October 9, 2009

Crafty Friday: Monsters

Monsters have invaded our house! They’re under our beds, in our closets, and joining us for dinner. If you want a monster infestation in your house, here’s what you need:

-Googly eyes
-pipe cleaners
-toilet paper tube
-yarn or ribbon
-glue/ hot glue gun
-old stuffed animal OR
-needle/sewing machine

Toilet Paper Tube Monster:

Step 1: Cut a piece of felt big enough to wrap the toilet paper tube, wrap the tube and attach it with glue.


Step 2: Glue on as many googly eyes as you wish.

Step 3: Add a mouth and nose. You can use a pompon for the nose, and either a pipe cleaner or a piece of cut felt for the mouth and attach it with glue.

Step 4: Add hair using either faux fur, yarn or ribbon, and pipe cleaner antennas. Attach with…yep, you guessed it …glue. Hot glue works best to hold heavier weight pieces like the antennas [so parents have to help out a bit with this project.] If you don’t want to use hot glue, you can make antennas out of paper, or make dangling antennas with ribbon and pompons. Meet Gilgo, Sportman, and Tordo:


Refurbished Stuffed Animal Monster:

Step 1: Find a stuffed animal that your child doesn’t mind altering. We used a kid’s meal toy.


Step 2: Cover the animal in faux fur or felt. You can leave features such as arms and legs showing.

Step 3: Add eyes, a nose and a mouth.

Step 4: Add antennas or hair or both. We happened to leave the animal’s ears exposed which made it easy to attach the pipe cleaner antennas. If your toy doesn’t have ears, you can attach the antennae with a dab of hot glue. Meet Rufus:


Our third monster required a lot more steps and a slight amount of sewing skills. In order to keep this post short, I’ll post his steps later. Meet IO [pronounced eye-oh]:


It’s a Monster Mash!


And I wanted to share some pictures of our little cousin, Heath. He joined in on the pumpkin painting fun last week and his grandma sent us the pictures. She said he had enough paint on his plate to paint a whole pumpkin patch!

heath1 heath2


Happy Crafting!

nessa dee

1 comment:

Judy said...

ACK!!! SO Cute!!!! I want to try this! My son would love it!