We used glitter pom poms as they look like they have spiky hair all over them, due to their metallic strands. We think they look rather cool!
|Homemade Quiet Critters|
Critters do not need feet as the pom poms will stand alone without toppling over. However, if you prefer a critter to have feet you can use foam hands and feet for the bases. We actually used foam hands for some of our critters and used them as feet as who knows really what a critters' feet look like!
|Pom Pom Critters With Feet|
They could be made as a whole class craft activity at school, or a teacher could make them themselves during the holidays. (Well which teachers have time to make critters during term time!)
If your class would prefer pom pom monsters, these are just as easy to make as critters. Just add a single googly eye rather than a pair of googly eyes.
To make the critters all you need are glitter pom poms, small and large googly eyes, foam feet (if desired) and glue. If you use self adhesive eyes and do not want feet, you will not need any glue at all. Assemble as shown in the image below.
|Pom Pom Critter|