Crafty Garden Critters to make with the Kids

This crafty garden critter craft is great to make with your kids and be should be on everyone’s “to do” list this summer. This garden craft is great for kids of all ages: toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids. I think this garden craft is great whether you’re at home or in the classroom.

Crafty Garden Critters to make with the Kids - foam and felt rainbow critter monster with eye stalks, googly eyes, and sharp teeth
How cute is this garden craft?

Cute Garden Craft For Kids

How adorable is this garden craft? Kids of all ages will love making these cute little critters and I think it’ll make any garden even more bright, colorful, and look more vibrant.

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Supplies Needed To Make This cute Garden Craft

In the photo above you can see the materials I used to make my critter.

Supplies needed to make this garden craft- match box, felt, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, beads, sticky tape, glue - kids activities blog
Supplies needed to make this garden craft.

How to make this Cute Garden Craft To Make Sweet Little Garden Critters

garden craft- garden critter/monster- kids activities blog- add orange felt around the match box
Add felt to your match box.

Step 1

The larger rectangle of orange felt is cut so it will wrap snugly around the matchbox. The two smaller rectangles of orange felt are to cover the ends of the drawer of the box.

Notes:

I stuck the felt on with a little glue. I use a low temperature glue gun because it’s easy to apply small blobs of glue, it dries quickly and sticks well, but any good craft glue will work.

garden craft- garden critter/monster- kids activities blog- add felt teeth to the bottom of the match box
Poke holes into your matchbox. Also, add teeth to the bottom of the matchbox.

Step 2

Poke two holes in the matchbox.

Step 3

Cut out some teeth from white felt and glue into place in the matchbox drawer.

garden craft- garden critter/monster- kids activities blog- stack up the foam beads on the felt feet
Cut out the feet of your garden monster and add foam beads.

Step 4

I’ve cut out four three-toed feet from orange felt and glued each foot to two foam beads.

Notes:

I found the foam beads at the dollar shop and loved their bright colours but you can make the legs from anything you like or find. Discovering new uses for all sorts of bits and pieces can be a lot of fun for kids.

garden craft- garden critter/monster- kids activities blog- craft steps- Add felt and googly eyes to your pipe cleaners that are yellow
Add felt and googly eyes to your pipe cleaners.

Step 5

Cut out a circle of coloured felt and glue one of the pipe cleaners onto it.

Step 6

Then glue a googly eye on top of the pipe cleaner as shown above.

Notes:

If you want, you can put a coin onto your felt, draw around it with a soft 2B pencil and then cut around the line to make the circles.

garden craft- garden critter/monster- kids activities blog- craft steps-  orange matchbox with yellow eyestalk and googly eye
Start putting the eye stalks into the holes.

Step 7

Poke each of the pipe cleaner eye stalks through a hole in the matchbox.

Step 8

Bend back the bit of pipe cleaner that is in the box so it lies flat against the inside surface of the top of the box.

Step 9

Use a piece of sticky tape to hold it in place.

Crafty Garden Critters to make with the Kids - foam and felt rainbow critter monster with eye stalks, googly eyes, and sharp teeth
You garden critter is ready to hand out in the garden now!

Step 10

Glue the feet you made onto your matchbox.

Step 11

Slide the drawer with the teeth back into the box give your new crafty garden critter a name and go outside and play or stay awhile and create a little group of intimate companions to keep each other company. Here’s my little group planning some mischief:

Crafty Garden Critters to make with the Kids - foam and felt rainbow critter monster with eye stalks, googly eyes, and sharp teeth and some that look like lizards with tongues, eyes, and spikes
You can make so many different garden critters with this garden craft.

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And if you want to know what to feed the little fellas look at this post to find out what the best and most nutritious snacks are.

And if you like spending creative time with your kids you might like to try the really simple to sew projects in Sew Together Grow Together they’re a great way to nurture your children’s imagination and they’re designed for parents with no sewing experience ¦I should warn you, however, your kids are likely to get addicted to making things for themselves.

Cute Garden Craft For Kids To Make Garden Critters

Cute Garden Craft For Kids To Make Garden Critters

This garden craft is great for kids of all ages and is not only easy, but budget-friendly.

Materials

  • Matchbox
  • Felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. The larger rectangle of orange felt is cut so it will wrap snugly around the matchbox. The two smaller rectangles of orange felt are to cover the ends of the drawer of the box.
  2. Poke two holes in the matchbox.
  3. Cut out some teeth from white felt and glue into place in the matchbox drawer.
  4. I’ve cut out four three-toed feet from orange felt and glued each foot to two foam beads.
  5. Cut out a circle of coloured felt and glue one of the pipe cleaners onto it.
  6. Then glue a googly eye on top of the pipe cleaner as shown above.
  7. Poke each of the pipe cleaner eye stalks through a hole in the matchbox.
  8. Bend back the bit of pipe cleaner that is in the box so it lies flat against the inside surface of the top of the box.
  9. Use a piece of sticky tape to hold it in place.
  10. Glue the feet you made onto your matchbox.
  11. Slide the drawer with the teeth back into the box give your new crafty garden critter a name and go outside and play or stay awhile and create a little group of intimate companions to keep each other company. 

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How did your garden craft turn out?