Yarn Monsters: A Halloween Craft for Kids

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. Anonymous says

    Try just spraying the branches black :) Love this idea and will definitely be doing this craft with the little ones!

  2. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says

    Those are cute! i could see you making some Monster garland….The tree idea is great! Maybe even add some sparkle with glitter and sprinkle before they dry!

  3. Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand says

    These are super cute. I'm thinking my 4 year old nephew would love making them. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Angelique Felix says

    Super cool and lovely! What a nice idea to hang them in the tree.
    All of your creations are special Jamie! Keep it up

  5. Brooke @ Let Kids Create says

    These are darling! I mean scary! We've got to make some of these soon – off to get some yarn…

  6. Brooke @ Let Kids Create says

    I can not find my goggly eyes, ours might have buttons for eyes. Thanks for linking this up to Monday Madness!

  7. Toddler Approved says

    Ok, the googly eyed monster tree is my favorite thing ever! What a perfectly creepy Halloween decoration to have in your house. Love the creativity!

  8. Emma @sciencesparks says

    I LOVE those! So simple and yet so effective. My son struggles to hold scissors too.

    Thank you so much for linking up with FunSparks.

    Emma @sciencesparks

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