The Most Basic Wool Monster

1,430

1

8

Published

Introduction: The Most Basic Wool Monster

As you can see, it is the simplest monster I could make. I used a wool-ball-tassel of an old scarf and two bearings and a little magnet.

By the way... what is the name of the thing? 

Anyway, it is a fun monster and my child love it, so...

Step 1: What We Wear

A thing like a ball of wool (or tassel or whatever the name is).
Two steel bearings.
One little magnet.

Step 2: The Eyes

This is the way you must catch the threads on the wool ball, between a bearing and the magnet, and then with the second bearing.
The magnet should be easily hidden by the threads.

Step 3: The Results

As you can see, they are funny. You can undo it. You can put it a third eye. A little bar may act as mouth. A world of monsters.
Their only defect is that they dump easily by the weight of the bearings, so be restrained or put it a base.

I found a vein of theese balls in an old scarf, so I will make a lot of monsters with spares of toys I have lying arround, but this will remain my favorite, I'm sure!

Thanks for your time!

Share

    Recommendations

    • Stick It! Contest

      Stick It! Contest
    • Water Contest

      Water Contest
    • Game Life Contest

      Game Life Contest

    8 Discussions

    I have computer game called Chuzzle, they look exactly like this, in different colours.
    One question: you have one photo, where you have the beginining shown. But how do you do all the strings round? That's a lot of string! And how do you make the wool soft? Taking all the strings apart?

    2 replies

    These are so cute! I can make them for myself because I have PLENTY pom-pom balls!

    It's visually very cute, but as the parent of a 3-1/2 year old, I want to warn you about those little rare earth magnets. They're very strong, and very easy for a child to swallow. A single magnet will pass through fine, though it may cause discomfort.

    However, if the child swallows a second magnet, the two are quite likely to get stuck together, pinching off a section of intestine (a bowel obstruction) or even tearing through the intestine (causing a septic infection).

    There are documented morbidities and fatalities as a result of swallowed magnets (those search results are to peer-reviewed journal articles, not news stories).

    None of this means you shouldn't make the project, but you should be aware of the hazards in order to make informed decisions.

    1 reply

    Thanks for your cares.
    My girl is 6yo so there is no fear about eating things.
    BUT you has remembered me that I didn't explain her the dangers of eating magnets, so I must do it as I did about fire, climbing, knifes, etc.
    Thanks, truly.