Adorable Pool Noodle Monster Craft for Kids

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Create this adorable pool noodle monster craft this summer with your kids! A fun and creative craft project for kids of all ages. No two monsters are ever the same!

Cute Pool Noodle Monster for Kids: Summer Craft

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.

Cute Pool Noodle Monster for Kids: Summer Craft

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.

Cute Pool Noodle Monster for Kids: Summer Craft

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.

Cute Pool Noodle Monster for Kids: Summer Craft

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.

Cute Pool Noodle Monster for Kids: Summer Craft

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.

Cute Pool Noodle Monster for Kids: Summer Craft

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level

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
  • Buttons
  • Straws

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Cute Pool Noodle Monster for Kids: Summer Craft

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