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Maker Monday: Pencil Topper Creatures

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Sally Quinn
July24/ 2017

Have fun jazzing up ordinary school supplies with this Maker Monday craft: Pencil Topper Creatures. It’s an easy project for little fingers. Each creature can be personalized by kids with creative minds. Imagination and bright colors combine for endless possibilities.

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Supplies:

Pencils

Pipe cleaners

Glue

Google eyes

Holding one end of a pipe cleaner flat against the tabletop, twist the pipe cleaner into a flat, tight spiral to form the head of your creature.

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Glue an eye to each side of the head. Allow a few minutes to dry before moving on to the next step.

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Hold the pipe cleaner against the pencil, allowing the head to be an inch or two above the top of the eraser. Wind the pipe cleaner around the pencil in a tight downward spiral.

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Add twists of additional pipe cleaner pieces to create wings, arms, or other features to add to your fantastic beast.

For other Maker Monday projects and fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 20 years. She welcomes comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.