It is time for another Creative Play Kit Craft! If you saw Monday’s DIY glittery notebook, then you know that today we’re making these DIY mini pompom monsters. These adorable little guys are inspired by bad mom days. Have you ever been having a bad mom day? The kind of day when you forget to hit start on the coffee maker only to realize it when you go to get a cup of coffee? Have you had the kind of day when you walk into the living room after finish the dishes to see that your toddlers have ripped up all of the tissues? Oh, and tossed them all over the room like snow?
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All the while your youngest daughter has been “going potty” and comes out covered in your makeup. On those days you are fuming and feel surrounded by tiny monsters that you created. Then, when you’re ready to break down in tears and wine, they run up to you and throw their arms around your leg. They look up at you with wide, adorable eyes and say, “Mommy, I love you.” That heart-melting moment when you realize that these adorable little monsters are all yours and you wouldn’t change it for the world is what inspired this week’s DIY mini pompom monsters.
- Large Pompoms
- Googly Eyes
- Chenille Stems
- Liquid Glue
- Adhesive Glitter Foam Sheet
Cut off one end of your foam sheet that is roughly 2 inches wide.
Next, cut the 2 inch wide piece into thirds.
Take one of the thirds and fold it in half.
Then cut a heart out of the folded piece.
Next, add a generous amount of glue to the point-end of your heart, glitter side up.
Firmly press a large pompom on it.
Add a generous amount of glue to the back of 2 googly eyes.
Stick your 2 eyes to the pompom.
Next, fold the end of your chenille stem in on itself for the length that you want the arms to be.
Cut it off where the tip of your stem now touches the base of the stem.
Now cut at the fold so that you have 2 arms.
Twist the end of each arm to form a loop and bend it at a right angle to the arm.
Next, curl the opposite end of each arm.
Add a generous amount of glue to the loops on each arm.
Attach the arms to either side of your pompom.
Allow your pompom monsters to dry completely before playing with them.
These DIY mini pompom monsters can be played with as is if your kids can’t wait. However, you can also use them as fun and quirky stickers on notebooks, lunchboxes, and more by removing the backing from the bottom of the foam feet. Another bonus idea for mom: Stick one of these to your vanity, computer, or fridge. Use it as a reminder on the hard mom days that it will pass. Your adorable mini monsters push boundaries because they love you and feel safe enough to do so. Hopefully, one look and you’ll remember that when you’re ready to scream. Don’t forget to check out our other awesome kids crafts like this DIY behavior system and this fantastic DIY kid’s artwork display!
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