Thursday, 22 March 2012

Quiet Critters

When I was little I can remember having some Quiet Critters. But I haven't seen them since until just a few weeks ago when I saw some here


So I thought I'd make myself my kids some.
To start I needed to make myself some pom poms. I have never made these before but I've seen lot's of tutorials and they look easy enough to do. boy, was I wrong!
First I stated with the most popular way with  2 cardboard discs . But every time when it came to cutting I losed load's of  bits of the yarn and when I tied the middle and pulled the disc's away it just fell apart. After about my 20th attempt I gave up and went on to try the fork method. I don't know if it's just me, but this didn't work either. Just kept falling apart! I don't know what I was doing wrong. So I gave up!
But then a few weeks later I saw this amazing finger method  and guess what? IT WORKED!!!! So I want to say a massive Thank you, thank you, thank you to Trish at Mom on Timeout for this fantastic tutorial.
I used the one finger method and it worked perfect the very first time!! I then hot glued some foam feet on and some googly eyes

Aren't they cute?!

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14 comments:

  1. Ha Ha, these are so cute! I remember these from when I was a kid, boy it brings back some memories.

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  2. These are sooooooooooo cute
    Gosh I want them for myself :)

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  3. These are so sweet! I didn't know what you meant by the finger method until I looked at the tutorial. That looks really good. It's never easy to make small pompoms as you found out! I shall have to give this a try. Thank you!

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  4. I've only seen these with the store pom poms. I LOVE them with the home made pom poms.

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  5. SUper cute! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

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  6. Thanks for the mention Natasha - it is so much easier this way right? These little critters are too cute ! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  7. Super cute! I've always loved these little critters, but have never made any.
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  8. These are cute. What a fun idea!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.com

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  9. i love the quiet critters.

    My Pink, you might want to link up with my Color Connection meme as well.

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  10. Hi what a great project, I also made a cute project with wiggly eyes!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Gigi

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  11. SUPER cute. My daughter made some with the store pompoms - no way she's got the attention span for the others - but she calls them "Fluffies" and we had a "Fluffy Factory" to turn out ones for our 800 closest friends and family members. One neat idea she had was to use buttons for eyes on some of them, which I thought looked adorable.

    Glad you linked up via 3 Boys and a Dog Deals! :)

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  12. Oh these are too cute! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you tomorrow =-)
    Beth

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  13. They are adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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