pom pom monster pencil topper craft

How are your little ones feeling about the return to school? Whether they’re excited or dreading it, school supplies are more fun to use when they have something a little special about them! These pom pom monsters are quick and easy to make and definitely add some fun factor to writing utensils. Make them like I did or maintain your ability to use the eraser by attaching a slip-on eraser to the end of the pencil before attaching the monster – that way the monster can just pop off if you need to erase. These would also look great on pens!

Project estimate:

  • Pencils, on hand or $1
  • 1 inch pom poms, on hand or about $1
  • Googly eyes, on hand or $1
  • Pipe cleaners, on hand or $1
  • Hot glue gun and glue, on hand
  • Removable pencil erasers (optional), on hand or $1

Total: Free and up!

monster pencil supplies

Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut 2 pieces of pipe cleaner about 1.5 inches long each.

curled pipe cleaner antennea

Step 2: Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner with your fingers or a pair of pliers.

monster pencil topper

Step 3: Use hot glue to attach pipe cleaners to top of pom as antennae, googly eyes to front of pom and assembled monster to the top of the pencil.

monsters university pencil toppers

Play around with different color poms and different sizes of googly eyes to get different looks!