Would you like to do a really easy craft for preschoolers? I’m thinking something that’s not messy and very easy to set up. Something that they can easily do on their own, but come up with something really cute. And more importantly, something that will engage them, as well extend their imagination and creativity. A tall order? Not really, because I surprised myself as I ticked all those boxes when my 4-year-old daughter and I created these Pom Pom Monsters. She loved them. She not only loved making them. But she loved playing with them afterwards. This is definitely one of the easiest and cutest crafts for preschool that you could do with your kids.
Pom Pom Monsters
What you need to create Pom Pom Monsters:
- Large Pom Poms
- Foam stickers – we used letter and shape foam stickers
- Googly eyes (self adhesive)
- Pipe cleaners
Only the top 2 items on this list are essential. Kids can create a lot of different pom pom monsters with just those 2 things. Everything else on the list is actually optional. It’s a very flexible craft.
How to make Pom Pom Monsters:
There are really no step-by-step or how-to instructions. It is really up to the creativity of your preschooler. The foam shape stickers, letter stickers and googly eyes are self adhesive. So they are easy to stick on.
Create your monsters with one eye or two. If you don’t have googly eyes, get some round foam stickers and put dots on them, like what my daughter did with the white pom pom monster below.
Twirl a pipe cleaner and stick them to the sides of a pom pom. Get some letter foam stickers and use them as the pom pom monsters’ ‘feet’ or ‘hat.’ The ‘hat’ of the white pom pom monster was created using a letter C and a tear drop shape sticker. The purple pom pom monster’s headpiece was created using a flower cut out and a heart shape. Notice this purple pom pom also has 3 legs, created by using a letter W as it’s feet. Encourage your kids to get imaginative and just have fun.
These pom pom monsters can be turned into pencil toppers. Simply twirl pipe cleaners around the end of a pencil. Then secure the other end of the pipe cleaner by sticking it between the pom pom and the foam letter sticker (which acts as the pom pom monster’s ‘feet’).
My 4-year-old loved her pom pom monsters. She found them really cute and continued to play with them days after making this craft. She put them in a small box and pretended they were her pets. She fed them, put them to sleep, checked on them at night, took them in the car. She even named them.
This craft for preschool is truly an engaging activity. Not only does it engage preschoolers during the craft activity itself. But for my daughter, it was great for pretend play as well.
Here are other craft ideas you can do with Pom Poms….
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft by The Resourceful Mama
Pom-Pom Flowers by Craft Create Calm
Spring Pom-Pom Tree by Raising Fairies and Knights
Elmer the Elephant by Adventures of Adam
Pompom Cupcake Pencil Topper by Teach me Mommy
Pom Pom Pets by A Mommy’s Adventures