Introduction: A Good Way to Avoid Folding Laundry.
I am a big fan of 'putting off till tomorrow, what you should do today'. (Except when the kids are awake, then I have to set a good example, because I feel it would be irresponsible to add to the procrastination population.) So instead of attacking the pile of laundry that is starting to resemble Mount Doom, I've been scrolling through all of the lovely instructables, and came across this challenge. And I thought to myself 'Well, I've got a butt ton of yarn, what could I make with that?'
So, here we go-
You will need:
Yarn-in any color you fancy.
A pool noodle- summer is still a ways off, so you've got time to replace it if you intend to sacrifice one your kids' favorite pool toys.
A hot glue gun
A utility knife
Step 1: Make a Slug
Cut about 6 inches off your pool noodle. This is not an exact science, so please feel free to customize your dimensions in whatever way you see fit. At this point you could probably return the pool noodle to it's customary home, and if the kids notice their noodle got shorter, tell them it didn't eat its vegetables.
Then you will need to slice about 2 inches out of your pool noodle. Once you've got your two inch strip, carve it into a slug-like shape.
Step 2: Measure and Cut Your Yarn
Once you have the colors you like, cut a bunch of strands at about 18 inches.
Next, lay out your strands in whatever order floats your boat. If you are so inclined, let your OCD off the leash and stretch it's legs a bit.
Now, you're gona want to find the approximate center of your strands, and just tidy them up a bit, give yourself a few layers of yarn to work with and get your slug ready.
Step 3: Hot Glue
I feel obliged to mention that pool noodles and hot glue are not the closest of friends. When laying out your hot glue try not to over do it or you will end up with giant craters in your slug.
Starting from the bottom side (this would be the interior portion of the pool noodle) lay a bead of hot glue down the length of your slug. Then squish that down on top of your yarn. Once that sets up, lay another bead of hot glue, and squish again. The idea here is to work your way from left to right (or vice versa, depending on how you swing) on the underside of the slug attaching all of your strands of yarn.
Once the bottom is finished, flip it over and you should have what looks like a creepy muppet scalp.
Add some more hot glue to the left and right sides of your muppet scalp and pull your strands of yarn tightly to the center.
Step 4: Throw in Some Knots.
Separate out smaller portions of your strands and knot them tightly in the center, then make like its the song that never ends, and just knot on, my friend.
Step 5: Trim Your Mohawk
Take your scissors and trim off all of the uneven bits.
Now if, at this point in the Instructable, you are wondering 'Neana, what in the flying monkey turds am I going to do with a Yarn Mohawk?' Well that's your business there, now innit? I set out to avoid folding laundry tonight.
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