February 12th, 2013 posted by Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames
This craft is super cute and easy for kids. They will have tons of fun making these little creatures. When you are done, fill them with candy, tiny toys, pens and pencils, crayons, or whatever else you can think of!
You will need
Terra Cotta Pot – 5 1/2 inches tall
Muslin – at least 2 torn strips – 1″ x 44″ (you can add more as desired)
2 black 10 mm Pom Poms
Acrylic paint: fluorescent green or orange
Hot glue gun
If you make this project
What you do
Glue the end of a muslin strip to the rim of the terra-cotta pot with a small drop of glue. Wrap the strip around the pot, gluing it lightly in place as needed.
Continue covering the pot with muslin strips, gluing the beginning of each new strip to the end of the previous one. Occasionally twist the muslin during the wrapping process to add dimension, and glue the twist to the pot.
When the pot is completely covered (do not cover the bottom of the pot), dip a stencil brush lightly into the fluorescent paint. Dab the brush on a paper towel to remove any excess paint, and lightly brush on the muslin until the pot is covered. Allow the paint to dry.
Add black Pom Poms for eyes.