yarn wrapped spool animals
For Easter... a repeat (originally posted 4/11/2006)
Here's another little something I was kicking around when I was working on crafting with your kids ideas before. I did the bunny first and she's by far my favorite (and the fuzziest!) but I think all three are pretty cute. It's kid friendly because you can go the all glue route instead of sewing. I did a mix of both glue and sewing.
click through for more info on how-to...
supplies: spools, yarn, felt, button eyes, embroidery floss, pom for bunny tail.
cut out 2 circles for the face and behind, make sure to give the bunnyface some ears. cut out your beak or sheep ears and nose and tail out of felt.
wrap spool nice and fat with yarn and then weave in loose end between the rolls.
glue or sew features on to face and butt. (for sheep glue ears on to side of spool)
glue on face and butt.
an Oscar tip: find an incline somewhere and roll them down and laugh hysterically because they have no feet to stop them.
April 11, 2006 | Permalink
Hillary - I love these spool animals! That is such a great idea, and don't we all have empty spools we hate to throw away? Adorable!
Posted by: sarah | Apr 11, 2006 9:34:49 AM
Oh, those are adorbale. I can't wait until both my girls are old enough to start doing this kind of thing!
Posted by: Elaine | Apr 11, 2006 10:01:36 AM
Very cute and clever!!!
Posted by: Anna | Apr 11, 2006 10:05:58 AM
This is wonderful!!! I will be doing this with my girls very soon. Thanks for sharing this cute idea!
Posted by: Laurie | Apr 11, 2006 10:07:05 AM
Excellent as usual :]
Posted by: Nicole | Apr 11, 2006 10:16:53 AM
I wuv these! That's right, I love them so much I wuv them!
Posted by: beth maher | Apr 11, 2006 10:26:15 AM
Adorable! Thanks so much for this idea!
Posted by: eliza | Apr 11, 2006 10:51:32 AM
Posted by: sally | Apr 11, 2006 10:54:36 AM
What a fabulous idea! They are so very cute! Your creativity just goes on and on.
Posted by: Angela | Apr 11, 2006 11:04:11 AM
these are too much...but i especially like oscar's tip!
Posted by: hannah | Apr 11, 2006 11:18:57 AM
Very cute! My boys are begging to make some today. I don't have spools but toilet paper rolls will work fine.
Posted by: Shelly | Apr 11, 2006 11:47:11 AM
These are SOOOO flippin' adorable!!!! I'm going to make some of these with my kids this afternoon! Can't wait! BTW- I linked your blog in my own blog this morning. Couldn't help but share with my little group of friends!
Posted by: Sarah | Apr 11, 2006 12:34:02 PM
Oh, how sweet! I love these, and will be gathering the supplies shortly so that I may do this with my little niece this weekend! She will love them! Such a great idea!!
Posted by: Cerri | Apr 11, 2006 12:43:51 PM
Fun and easy! I think these spools could provide hours of entertainment. Great idea!
Posted by: Rachel | Apr 11, 2006 1:24:38 PM
Ahhh, they are so cute I want to eat them!
Posted by: stevie | Apr 11, 2006 1:42:04 PM
so sweet!!! i want to go make some right now...and how perfect for use what you have month...thanks for sharing..
Posted by: Kristin | Apr 11, 2006 2:27:13 PM
Posted by: Stephanie | Apr 11, 2006 2:50:31 PM
These would be excellent attached to a mobile above a crib. I just saw a movie with lovely mobiles full of different spools of brightly died thread. I thought it was such a simple and pretty idea.
Posted by: kelli | Apr 11, 2006 2:50:57 PM
What a fantastic idea! I have a big baggy full of old wooden spools from the thrift and I've been wondering what to do with them. Now I know... :)
Posted by: Toni | Apr 11, 2006 4:04:29 PM
these are so sweet! thanks for the great idea and tutorial!
Posted by: kelly | Apr 11, 2006 4:46:10 PM
This is soo cute.
I can't get the mental image of them rolling down an incline out of my head and I'm at work, so I can't bust up laughing like I want to...
Posted by: bethieee | Apr 11, 2006 5:54:10 PM
Cute. I especially like the really fluffy yarn.
Posted by: Bunny | Apr 11, 2006 5:57:56 PM
adorable, love the chick.
Posted by: sarah n. | Apr 11, 2006 7:15:43 PM
Those are adorable!! Wesley would love those and definitely laugh at the rolling :D
Posted by: Heatherica | Apr 11, 2006 11:34:05 PM
God, you are so talented! Those might be the cutest thing I have ever seen.
Posted by: iida | Apr 12, 2006 12:34:58 AM
Oh, brilliant! I have a feeling my house is going to be so full of these creatures (we're allowed to digress, no? spool elephants, aardvarks, hippos, tigers...) I'll struggle to walk!
Posted by: luckybeans | Apr 12, 2006 1:24:47 AM
this is great! I have some fluffy yarn that I could to make these!
Posted by: Gisela | Apr 12, 2006 4:26:15 AM
How cute! I wonder if you could hook together multiples to make a fuzzy jointed snake or dragon or something like that. I have a ton of skinny spools from my gutermann thread that would make good snakes.
Posted by: Kate | Apr 12, 2006 8:21:47 AM
those are absolutely the sweetest little things ever! i will be making those with my kids. yay!
Posted by: vanessa | Apr 12, 2006 9:13:52 AM
Those are adorable!
Posted by: erinberry | Apr 12, 2006 9:47:49 AM
Sooo cute! Thank you for sharing this wonderful process!
Posted by: vegasandvenice | Apr 12, 2006 12:32:45 PM
What a brilliant idea. I like the little chicky.
Posted by: lyn | Apr 12, 2006 3:34:15 PM
My kids will love making these! Thanks a bunch!
Posted by: ~Vicki | Apr 12, 2006 9:56:08 PM
Posted by: julia | Apr 13, 2006 1:18:07 PM
What fantastic little spooligans! I really love the fuzzy bunny!
Posted by: Krista | Apr 13, 2006 2:30:48 PM
the tails are precious :)
Posted by: gleek | Apr 14, 2006 9:10:47 AM
Love, love...thanks for giving me an idea to use for craft corner at my mother's group/playgroup. Love your blog too.
Posted by: Anna | Apr 16, 2006 5:06:41 AM
i made some myself . thanks for sharing this great tutorial.
Posted by: andrea | Apr 17, 2006 7:50:38 AM
Love it. I wish I'd seen this before Easter, but still we can do it, I suppose. Great way to use up all those scraps of yarn and spools sitting around.
Posted by: Siri | Apr 17, 2006 2:38:19 PM
we made these for easter and the boys LOVED them. we gave them the materials as part of their easter baskets. i have to take pictures and send them to you.
Posted by: robiewankenobie | Apr 18, 2006 7:47:40 AM