Yarn Monsters: A Halloween Craft for Kids

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Yarn Monsters! Just in time for the spooky Halloween season.

There’s not much to these monsters, but I think they turned out kind of cute.

Yarn Monsters, a Halloween craft for the kids to make

Henry and I used the same technique we did for our Yarn Circle Garland.

Henry did very well cutting the yarn this time. I handed him a pair of my scissors [boy, was this a special occasion to him!], and he had no problems at all cutting it. [He still holds it funny, but getting much better each time.]

The process is pretty simple. Add the cut yarn to some glue [water it down a tad to save on glue, but not too much either].

Add glue to yarn

Drop the yarn into a muffin tin and let dry.

Drop glued yarn into muffin tin to make yarn monsters

You can either be super patient and wait a couple of days or you can stick it in the oven for a good half hour on a low temp [200F or so].

Once the yarn is completely dry, you can take them out of the muffin tin.

Then by simply adding a googly eye to each yarn circle, Henry made monsters!

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A Halloween craft for kids --- yarn monsters!

Not so scary… Pretty cute actually.

I added a couple pom pom feet to some of the monsters.

One-eyed yarn monsters craft for kids

But Henry didn’t like them that way.

I wasn’t sure what to do with the monsters, so I added them to our holiday tree.

They don’t quite belong there… So I’m still on the lookout for a new home for our one-eyed monsters.

Halloween craft for kids -- One-eyed yarn monsters!

I think a spider web may be in the monsters future.


Need more Halloween monsters? Check out these at I Can Teach My Child.

Henry is 3 years old.

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  1. amandajl23 says

    What a great idea. This is the first year we are really getting into halloween so I am glad I have found so many great ideas to get the kids involved in the making of decorations rather than buying them

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