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Friday, February 3, 2012

St. Valentine's Day Craft: Pom Pom Critters

One of my sons loves stuffed animals and any funky little critters with googly eyes! One year we made a ton of these to give away to his classmates. They are fast and easy to make (and easy to love)!

The Usual Suspects...
Pom Pom Critters

Supplies Needed:
  • Small piece of felt for base (feet). I use a stiff piece of felt for the base.
  • Large pom pom (for body), ours were about 2" in diameter
  • 2 googly eyes (or one if you are making a cyclops!)
  • Cardstock for mouth (an index card works great)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments such as hearts, antennas (mine are flower stamens sold in the cake decorating aisle at the craft store), bows made from bits of ribbon, etc.
  • Tacky glue
  • Tape
  • Construction paper for the card, optional
Directions:

1. Cut out a heart shape large enough so that it sticks out from under your pom pom like little feet.

2. Use tacky glue to glue the pom pom to the heart-shaped base.

3. Add eyes and embellishments. Have fun and be silly! My son knew what he wanted to do and I just let him go!

4. Use tape to secure your critter to a rectangle of construction paper. Write a silly message such as "I'm Wild For You" or "I've got my EYE on you Valentine!" (if you are doing the cyclops) and the To/From Information. ENJOY!

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