When the kids are off from school, I try to have some quick crafts planned to keep them busy and off the video games all day. At about 10 am yesterday, I had had enough of the fighting and arguing so I broke out a craft. 

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Monster Buddies! I knew it was a craft that wouldn’t take them long to do and something they would have fun doing together. 

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Monster Buddies

You’ll need yarn, a small rectangular piece of cardboard, pipe cleaners, and sticky back googly eyes.

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Select your yarn and tape the end to the middle of the piece of cardboard. Pick out a pipe cleaner and lay it on top of the yarn.

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Starting in the center of the cardboard winder you created, start wrapping the yarn loosely around it. 

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Keep wrapping the yard until the whole ball is on the cardboard. As you are winding, make sure you don’t get too close to the sides! Twist your pipe cleaner very tight. 

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Flip the cardboard over and cut through the center of the yarn. This will create your pom pom monster. 

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Spread the yarn around into a circle. Trim pieces if you desire.

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Add sticky back eyes to complete your monster buddy!

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What can you do with your Monster Buddies?

  • Glue them to a pencil as a pencil topper. 
  • Glue them to felt strips to make bookmarks.

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Want more fun crafts? Make sure you follow my For the Kids Pinterest Board. Don’t forget to pin these Monster Buddies so you can make them with your kids!

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