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Furry Green Cyclops

Make a monster that’s fun, not frightening. Encourage kids to use their favorite colors and embellishments, and suggest they repurpose fabric scraps, buttons, beads, and other found materials


5" styrofoam ball
Craft fur
Wiggle eye, 1-1/2"
Acrylic paint: Green
Pompom, 3/8"
Felt scraps
Craft pins, optional
Stiff paintbrush
Butter knife
Bar soap or old candle
Thick, white craft glue


1.Wax knife blade with old candle or bar of soap. Cut small slice from 5" foam ball so that ball will sit flat.

2.Paint ball; let dry.

3.Cut 6" x 5" piece of craft fur. Remove loose fur.

4.In the center of one 6" edge, cut a V-shape 1" long and ½" wide at the top.

5.Glue the 6" side to the front of the ball, closing up the V so that the fur fits snuggly around the curved surface. Use craft pins to help hold fur in place till glue dries. Leave bottom edge loose so fur spreads out.

6.Glue wiggle eye to center front, covering the V cut at top edge of fur.

7.Separate the fur under the wiggle eye and glue on a small pompom nose.

8.Cut out a small, round felt mouth and glue under nose.

9.Cut out felt ears and glue along the edge of the fur.

10.Glue a tiny tuft of fur at the top of the bald head, if desired.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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