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Crafts for Kids: worry wart

Updated on August 23, 2010

Worry Warts

 A "worry wart" worries so that you don't have to! These cute & fun little critters are great projects for kids to make and give as gifts of the heart.  Once they are created simply rub the worry wart and tell it your worry.  The worry wart does the worrying for you!

What you need:

  • 1 large pom pom (your choice of color)
  • 2 google eyes
  • glue
  • scissors
  • foam or felt sheet (your choice of color)
  • 1 marker or pen
  • 1 magnet with sticker backing

Step 1

 Draw a freehand design of 2 feet stuck together in sort of a "heart" shaped pattern.  Allow your child to cut out the pattern.

Be sure it is large enough for the magnet to fit.

Step 2

 Glue the pop pom onto the feet.

Allow time to dry.

Feel free to use all purpose, craft, or hot glue.

*If using hot glue gun, be sure to supervise your child closely

Step 3

 Place the magnet on the bottom of the feet.

Magnets are optional. You can create worry warts that sit on a shelf rather than hang on your refrigerator, simply attach them to a doily or coaster.  They are small and securing them to a larger base prevents them from getting lost.

Step 4

 Glue the back of the google eyes and stick them to your pom pom.

Too much glue and it will squish out the sides, causing an undesired look on your finished project.

Not enough glue and your poor worry wart might lose and eye.

Be sure to place an appropriate amount of glue on the back of the eyes.

Welcome your new wart!

 Congratulations you did it! Your worry wart is complete.  Now you can proudly display him around your home, bring him to the office, or have your child give them as gifts.



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      Angela Logie 5 years ago

      This is such a great idea for anxious kids. I run a small home daycare and these are going to be a huge help.

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      Lori 7 years ago

      Saw this at a craft show and LOVED the idea. They used a saying that I though was exceptional, as well. Although, I can't find it online. Now I wish that I would have bought one.

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      Mom Kat 7 years ago from USA

      Thank you Samsons1 - this is a super fun and easy project for kids at home, camp, church, daycare, even birthday parties. I appreciate your comment.

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up & useful! What a great idea for the kids at church...