This little creature is made from an empty floss canister that you get as as freebie from the denstist. He's portable, cute and/ or scary, and loveable. You can personalize your monster as you like, depending on if you're the kind to make people go "Awwwww..." or "Ahhhhh!!!!!" I have made one for my friend and myself, and anoter friend has made one as well.
These guys are especially fun to trick people into thinking it's floss. HaHa.
Ready to crack open those decieving floss canisters?
Step 1: Materials
- Floss Canister
- Colored electrical tape
- Wire cutters
- Old peices of jewelry or small metal shapes
- Plastic gems
- Liquid glue
- Command strip
- Glue Dots
- Googly eyes
- Plastic animals
- duct tape
Step 2: Floss Canister
Most floss canisters have bits that stick up in the middle where the floss sits. You are probably not going to want this on your monster because it (a) gets in the way and (b) prevents the box fom closing when something is put on it.
To get rid of this, first attempt to just beak the peices off if the bit is split into separate parts like mine was. Then, take the wire cutters and cut the bit down as far as you can make it go. WARNING: bits fly everywhere when clipped, don't point at anyone while clipping and don't look directly down at it while clipping.
Step 3: Fur
Starting at the BOTTOM, stick it on the inside of the box. If there is any bits over the side, clip them. Now continue until the whole inside of the box is covered in the 'fur'.
Step 4: Eyes and Teeth
The teeth get a bit trickier. Remember the bits in the middle that stuck up that we saved? Take them and, with your wire cutters, clip them to where they are in the shape of a triangle. Might I repeat my previous warning: DO NOT AIM THE BOX AT ANYONE WHILE CLIPPING!!!!!! Remember that. If you trashed those peices or cut them too small, or lost them, a lot of other materials will suffice like foam or plastic packaging. Now attach them with the adhesive of your choice under a row of 'fur'.
Step 5: Heart and Other Accessories
On another monster that I made, I gave it a necklace with a bell. On one that my friend made, she cut up a plastic frog and put it in the box over yellow 'fur'. My point is, see what you have and make something awesome.