Sheets of felt in the colors that you want to use (one sheet per monster)
2 buttons per monster
An assortment of different colors of thread
Cotton or Nylon Batting
A used or Unwanted Mobile (I found mine for 7 dollars at Target on the clearance rack)
Total Price: $25
Making the Monsters:
*You could use this same system to make other characters that are not monsters.
Step 1: Trace out the character that you want to make. I used Mike Wazowski for my example.
Step 2: Cut him out
Step 3: Trace your first cut out to make a duplicate and cut out the second piece.
Step 5: Attach the accessory pieces to your body. Make sure not to attach the eyes to both body pieces. You do not want the two body pieces to be attached yet.
Step 7: Stuff your monster. The legs and arms are hard to stuff so you might want to use a pen to stuff the stuffing down there. That is why I do the bottom half first- stuff the legs- and then move to the arms.
Step 8: Leave an opening at the top of your character to attach to the mobile.
Step 1: Cut strips of felt
Step 2: Fold them in half and sew around the edges.
Step 3: Leave an opening at the top
Step 5: Sew buttons on for the door knobs
Step 1: I bought a clearance mobile and disassembled the characters that were attached to it. You can find mobile making kits and the tools to build your own attachment, but I chose an easier route!
Step 2: Attach a string into the part of the pieces that you left open and close the gap. I used a green trimming.
Step 3: Attach the string you attached to your characters to your mobile base.