Stuffed Half-Moon Monsters
- fleece or felt
- 1/4 inch hole punch or eyelet maker
- Monster bling:sequins, foam balls, ribbon, ric-rac, etc.
- Fabric glue or hot glue gun
- Yarn and tapeor a needle and thread
- Pillow battingor soft fabric scraps for stuffing.
- Cut the fabric: Trace a circle (anywhere from five to eight inches in diameter) on fleece or felt. Cut it out and fold in half.
- Punch Holes: Use hole punch or eyelet maker to make holes around curved edge, about 1/4 inch apart. (Kids 6 and up who want to sew the monster shut using needle and thread, with adult supervision, can skip this step.)
- Design and Decorate: Use fabric glue to add pom-pom eyes, pipe cleaner antennae, a yarn tail, fabric strip mouth, ears, fins, spikes, and more. Let dry. (Alternative: Parents use hot glue gun or needle and thread to attach the features.)
- Sew it up: Make a knot at one end of a piece of yarn and put a piece of tape around the other end (like a shoelace end). "Sew" by pushing the yarn up through the first hole, and so on. Sew nearly all the way around the curved edge.
- Stuff: Before closing monster completely, Add stuffing. They can also add monster parts inside-brains (a bundle of yard) and a felt heart-to guarantee the monster a long and happy life. Sew shut. Knot the end.