Really Simple Monster Pencil Toppers

September 14, 2017 10 Comments
Really simple monster pencil topers

I’m thrilled to say that we are now part of the Bostik blogger team, where each month we are sent a box full of themed crafty goodies to inspire us on our next craft project.

For our first month, the theme is Monsters! and who doesn’t love a monster. Monsters are great because you can really let your imagination run wild.  They can be any colour, shape that you want and as cute or scary as you desire.


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We actually came up with a couple of monster crafts, and here is the first of them: really simple Monster pencil toppers.

Really Simple Monster Pencil Toppers

With Oliver starting school last week, and me now being a fully fledged school mum (eek!), I have been thinking a lot about how to encourage them both to improve their reading and writing.  These really simple monster pencil toppers are fun, colourful and are definitely helping my two want to take pen pencil to paper. They are also so simple to make, even very young children can get involved as long as you do the cutting for them.

What You Will Need

  • A Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A coloured pipe cleaner
  • Bostik Fine and Wide Glu Pen
  • A small pom pom
  • 3 small coloured feathers
  • Bostik Glu Dots
  • A googley eye



How You Do It

  1. Cut two small pieces from the end of the pipe cleaner, and wind them around your pencil to create short curled pieces of pipe cleaner.
  2. Stick these to your pom pom using the Bostik Fine and Wide Glu Pen. Leave to dry.
  3. In the meantime, wrap the remainder of the pipe cleaner around the end of the pencil, securing the 3 feathers in place as shown in the picture.
  4. Using a Glu Dot or the Glu Pen, stick the pom pom head onto the pipe cleaner stalk.
  5. Finally use a Glu Dot to stick a googley eye to your pom pom.
    Really Simple Monster pencil Topper
    Our really simple Monster pencil topper!




Really Simple Monster pencil toppers
A collection of Monster pencil toppers.


That’s it! Our really simple Monster pencil toppers.  You can use the basic theory and design your own. You could use different colour cominations; add additional heads; add teeth or even multiple googley eyes.  You really can let your imagination run away with you when it comes to designing your monsters.  Why don’t you pin it for a rainy day activity.



I have also created a little video for you to show you exactly how I made them, hope you enjoy it!  If you like what you see don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, lots more craft videos to come!


Let me know what you think of our little Monster pencil toppers, I love reading your comments!

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Kerry x

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  • Gemma - Mummy's Waisted May 14, 2018 at 6:38 am

    These look great, so easy to do! Plus a brilliant use of the pipe cleaners that you always get in craft packs, but never know what to do with! #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry May 14, 2018 at 9:18 am

      They really are so simple, and you can get quite creative with your monster designs!

  • ruth cartwright May 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Love anything with googly eyes! #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry May 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      You can never have enough googly eyes!

  • Naomi May 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    These are great my nephew will love having a go with me this wkend! #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry May 24, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Oh if you do make them, make sure you send me a pic!

  • Helena May 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    These are great so colourful and delightful #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry May 24, 2018 at 9:55 am

      Thank you, a little bit of fun, but the kids loved them!

  • Malin May 24, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Really cute monsters, and I’m impressed by your video, too
    This reminds me, we need to get more googly eyes! X

    • Kerry May 25, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you, video is still something i’m experimenting with- it’s a working progress! and you can never have enough googley eyes! x

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