by Anna Hartman – Student Life Editor
- Pipe Cleaners or colored copper wire
- Google eyes
- Small plastic or wax Dixie cups
- Heart stickers or mini pom poms
- 2×4 piece of cardboard
- Red, pink, or white yarn
- Hot glue or glue dots
Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the piece of 2×4 cardboard between 100 and 200 times depending on the thickness of the yarn
Step 2: Once you’ve wrapped the yarn, slide the ring of yarn off the cardboard. Hold it at one end, tie it with another piece of yarn and cut at the other end so that you have something similar to a mop.
Step 3: Glue the yarn to the top of the upside-down Dixie cup. This is the body of the monster. Once the glue is dry, trim the yarn around the bottom of the cup so it is even.
Step 4: Glue some antennae made out of pipe cleaners or copper wire to the top of the yarn, and two eyes to the front, and you are done with this simple and fun Valentine’s Day craft. Enjoy your new Valentine friend!