You Need

  • Plastic headband
  • 12-inch metallic pipe cleaners—2 each of 2 colors
  • 2 ping pong balls (optional—2 silk flowers, or 2 metallic pompons)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Permanent markers
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Optional—wiggle eyes, black felt


  • Use a permanent marker to draw an iris and pupil on each ping pong ball. Optional—if you are using silk flowers or pompons, hot glue a wiggle eye to the center of each flower or to each pompon. If you are using ping pong balls, you may want to cut eyelashes from felt and hot glue them to the back of the ball opposite the iris.
  • Loosely twist 1 of each color of pipe cleaner together. Repeat to make a second pipe cleaner rope.
  • Spiral each pipe cleaner rope around the handle of the wooden spoon to make spring shapes.
  • Hot glue your prepared ping pong balls (or flowers or pompons) to the ends of the springs—one on each spring.
  • Twist the ends of the springs opposite the eyeballs around the headband. Hot glue the end of the spring to the headband to hold in place.