How to Make A Pool Noodle Monster Craft
Grab your pool noodles and cut off about 6-8 inches. I would suggest making two or three for each child, especially if they are older.
Set out some colorful Pom Poms in different sizes, googley eyes, pipe cleaners and even straws and buttons. If you are comfortable with your child using a hot glue gun, this would be easiest way to attached all the parts of the monster to the pool noodle. If not, using tacky glue is a great alternative. I knew a glue gun would work so we made ours using tack glue and the item totally stuck. Keep the monster flat while thing dry, which takes a few minutes to full dry.
Start by glue on the googley eyes. Remember these are monsters so add as many eyes as you like! Next glue on a Pom Pom nose or you could use a button.
For the mouth you could use Pom Poms or a pipe cleaner. Bend it in the way you choose and then bend the ends slightly and poke them into the pool noodle. If you are using a glue gun you can glue the mouth on instead. You can also make the mouth out of pom poms.
For the hair, get creative with the pipe cleaners, or you can even use straws or feathers. For the straws, use scissors to poke a hole in the pool noodle and then slide the straw in.
Don’t forget to add arms, legs and even ears! You can use pipe cleaners bent in funky shapes or pom poms. You can even glue a Pom Pom at the end of the pipe cleaner.
For one of our monsters we give it six legs like an insect.
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.
This is a mess level is low.
Difficulty to Create
Skills Developed in Pool Noodle Monster Craft
Fine motor skills, language development, hand-eye coordination, imaginative play, creativity.
Supplies for Pool Noodle Monster Craft
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- Pool Noodles
- Pom pom
- Pipe Cleaners
- Tacky glue or hot glue gun
- Googley eyes
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