Smoothfoam™ Ball Carnival Critters
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Smoothfoam™ Ball Carnival Critters

Elephants, pigs and clowns, oh my! This circus-themed project is simple and fun for kids of all ages!

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Smoothfoam™ Ball, 4"
  • Creatology™ Chenille Stems- Grey and Pink
  • CraftSmart® Glossy Paint- Dark Grey, Pink Blast, Buttermilk and Black
  • Creatology™ Felt- Smoke and Pink
  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes
  • Aleene's® Fast Grab™ Tacky Glue
  • Low Heat Hot Glue (Adult Use Only)
  • Spouncer™
  • Foam Brush

Project Instructions

Paint Smoothfoam™ balls the color you choose. Apply two coats and let dry.

Twist chenille stems around a finger (make four coils) to use as the legs. Set aside.

Twist chenille stems to create a trunk, tail or ears. Set aside.

Paint a heart for the face. (Right-side up or upside down). Let dry.

Poke in chenille stems for the tail and ears. Tuck and reinforce with a dab of glue.

Glue on wiggle eyes.

With help of an adult, hot glue legs to the bottom of the ball. Position legs so the ball critter can stand.