Blue and green highlighters
Tacky glue (or hot glue)
Wooden spools (available at createforless.com)
Thimbles or bottle caps
Tail: Before wrapping yarn around the spool, wrap a second chenille stem around bottom portion of spool. Trim, leaving a 1" to 2" tail. Then wrap spool with yarn.
Ears: Cut two 1" pieces of chenille stem and bend each in half. Glue to top of ball.
Collar: Wrap a piece of yarn around neck area and glue in back. Glue a small button in front center.
Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Parents magazine.