Make Monster Pencil Toppers – Fun Craft!
Looking for a fun craft idea to try out with the kids? How about these super cute monster pencil toppers? A great craft project to teach the kids easy and simple hand-stitching; and keeping the pencils safe with these cute monsters protecting them 🙂 Check out the tutorial and try making one (or two or more!).
List of Supplies
- Felt fabrics
- Pencil or fabric marker
- Needle and thread
Select some fun colors for this craft! Grab the felt fabrics and get started. Use any color you want for all the patterns except for the eye; we’ll be using white felt for the big circle and black felt for the small circle to make the eye of the monster. The template basically includes- 2 bases (for the body), 2 hands, 2 circles (1 small, 1 big) for the eye; and 2 antennas.
Grab any one of the base body cutouts and the 2 circle cutouts for the eye. Place the small black circle in the middle of the big white circle, and then place the 2 circle cutouts on the upper (circular) part of the monster base pattern. Use white thread to stitch a small dot pattern on the black round pattern but making sure to draw the needle through all 3 layers. Use black thread to stitch the black circle and use white thread to stitch the white circle with the monster base cutout. This is the front base.
Stitch a smiley face below the eye using black thread. Place the 2 base patterns on a flat surface. Place the 2 antennas on the top side of the plain base; by overlapping about a cm with the top side of the base and the bottom sides of the antennas. Place the straight sides of the hand patterns along both sides of the front base pattern.
Place the front base on the top of the plain one, keeping the antennas between the base layers on the top end. Prepare needle with matching thread.
Stitch around the side of the base patterns, except the bottom end. The bottom side should remain open. Start your stitch from one side and stitch towards the top and returning to the other side. I did a flat blanket stitch. Once the stitching is complete tie a knot or two and cut off extra thread.
Grab more fun colors and make a bunch of cute monster pencil toppers!