I was inspired by some Pinterest tutorials that allowed you to make them by using yarn to make your own pom-poms, but that's a little more complicated than I cared to go. These guys are just Styrofoam balls, paper, wire, and a little spray paint.
Step 1: Materials
+ Glue (school glue or craft glue is fine)
+ Strips of paper (about a centimeter wide. Length doesn't matter as much)
+ Wire (mine is black, but since we're spray painting the color doesn't matter. The thickness doesn't matter here either, as long as you can bend it)
+ Styrofoam balls (fairly small but not tiny. Mine are a little bigger than an inch in diameter)
+ Wire cutters/pliers
+ Spray paint (black)
+ Markers (light colors & a black)
Step 2: Legs and Arms
For the legs, cut two smaller pieces of wire and stab them into the bottom of the Styrofoam ball. (These guys are fun to make because they're not really all that uniform. The kookier they look, the better.)
Step 3: Painting
The second you have finished painting (whether it's your first light coat or a single thick coat), set them upright to dry. I stabbed their arm wires into my bag of Styrofoam balls to keep them upright. Do this immediately after painting, because if you leave them lying flat the Styrofoam will cave in.
Step 4: Creating the Star Candy
There is a lovely tutorial on Pinterest that I used for this. You can find it here: http://www.dumpaday.com/genius-ideas-2/diy-craft-ideas-45-pics/attachment/craft-ideas-5-3/
Basically, you fold your paper so it looks like an awareness ribbon. Then you tuck the short end of the ribbon through the hole and pull it gently. Crease it and then fold the rest over again many times until you have a fairly solid pentagon. Then tuck the end under the little pocket you've created. Now use your nail to push in the sides between the corners.
Ta-da! You have a 3D star. Now color it in with your markers.
Step 5: Eyes
To make the eyes, cut a small rectangle out of paper and fold it in half. Then cut the corners off and round them out to create 2 equal-sized eyes. Dot the center with a sharpie and you're ready for gluing. I recommend a very small dot of glue on the back side (in the center), but make sure you have enough glue so that there's still a decently thick layer after you spread it around with your finger.
Since the eyes are flat and the ball is round, it won't be a perfect fit. I just gently pressed both the top and bottom parts of the eye to the foam to make sure that there was a good bond between at least those 2 portions of the Styrofoam and paper.
Step 6: Hanging
Step 7: Attach the Star
And that's the end of it! You're done! Hang them wherever you please. Be sure to take pride and Instagram your work :p