by Lynda Musante
and wacky spoon critters could be hiding in your kitchen! Add some
paint, wiggle eyes and imagination to bring your critter to life.
You will need:
- 2 Wiggle eyes
- Small pom poms (optional)
- Tacky glue
- Plastic spoon
- 4 Glitter chenille stems
- Cut four chenille
stems in half. Curl 7 chenille stems by wrapping around
a pencil to create hair. Squeeze a generous amount of glue
across the bowl of spoon. Press ends of all 7 chenille stems
into glue. Place spoon on a flat surface to dry with the
"curls" toward the table, then squeeze more glue
over the top of stems. Allow to dry. Gently pull the curled
ends of chenille stems. Allow to dry. Gently pull the curled
ends of chenille stems into different directions to look
- Glue wiggle eyes to
the rounded side of spoon. Gluing the wiggle eyes in slightly
different positions will change the puppet's expression.
- Glue pom pom below
eyes for nose. Bend remaining chenille piece into a bow
by folding both ends to the middle then twisting loops in
opposite directions. Glue to the handle just under bowl
of spoon. Allow to dry.
different looks for you spoon critters by adding more hair,
adding beads to the chenille stems, gluing on pom poms for
hair, or gluing a short piece of chenille on face for mustache.
Darice® Chenille Stems & Wiggle Eyes; Elmer's®
Craft Bond Tacky Glue; Fiskars® Student Scissors.
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