Silly Monsters Tutorial

As the leaves begin to fall, spooks of all kinds start to wander about and these silly monsters are no exception. Whether you make them short or tall, winged, fanged or grinning, these cute creatures are sure to put a smile on your face. Use your imagination to make a monster worthy of Dr. Frankenstein.


Grab a kit or gather the following supplies:

  • 1 inch pom-poms
  • 1/4 inch pom-poms
  • Pipe cleaners¬†
  • Googly eyes
  • Felt scraps
  • Scissors or wire snips
  • Hot glue or white glue

Use your imagination...

There is no right way to make a monster. If you need some inspiration, check out a few of these cool things to make your monsters even sillier.

Make a corkscrew...

silly monster tutorial

Wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around a pencil

silly monster tutorial

Wrap the remaining yarn around 4 fingers. Be careful to not wrap it too tight.

silly monster tutorial

Cork screws work well as arms or Frankensteins's monster bolts.

Add wings...

silly monster tutorial

Snip a pipe cleaner in half. Fold one third at a right angle.

silly monster tutorial

Bring the cut ends together and twist.

silly monster tutorial

Make a well in the pom-pom fuzz and glue the point inside the pom-pom. Press the fuzz around the base of the wingas the glue dries.

Create horns or a tail...

silly monster tutorial

Glue smaller pom-poms together, one at a time.

silly monster tutorial

Wait until the glue is dry on the first pair, then you can add another pom-pom.

silly monster tutorial

When you like the length of the tail or horn, glue it to the body.

Final touches...

*Felt is your best friend. Cut it into teeth, horns, a mouth or hair!*

silly monster tutorial

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