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How to Make Your Own Adorable Gossamer Monster

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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!

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Growing up in the late '80s and '90s, Saturday morning held special meaning. Like many other kids from my generation, I would get up early, grab a big bowl of cereal, and settle in for a few hours of cartoons. They were the best! My husband and I love to reminisce about our favorites. Looney Tunes ranks high on both our lists, and we have shared Bugs Bunny's hilarious antics with our son.

For Halloween this year, I set out to create a few of my favorite characters from this beloved classic cartoon series. Gossamer is an adorable red-haired monster that stars opposite Bugs in one of my favorite Halloween episodes. It was only fitting that I bring him to life and put him up on the mantle as part of my decor.

This is a fun, easy craft to create with plenty of room for customization and creativity. As always, I like to use items I already have on hand and I encourage you to do the same. Make your own Gossamer and relive the magic of Saturday morning cartoons this Halloween season.

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Materials Needed

  • An old rectangular container
  • Red fabric
  • White fabric
  • Pillow or animal stuffing
  • White cardboard
  • Black permanent marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
Materials needed

Materials needed

Step 1: How to Make Gossamer's Body

  1. Turn your container upside down. (I used an old vitamin container.)
  2. Bunch your stuffing into two sections. Glue them down to the bottom of the container. Make sure there's a definitive crease in between them.
  3. Arrange your red fabric around the container. Play around with it until you are happy with how it will look.
  4. Starting at the top, glue the fabric down in sections. Be sure to press into the crease you made with the stuffing to create Gossamer's heart-shaped head.
  5. Continue gluing the fabric, covering the entire container.

Step 2: How to Make Gossamer's Shoes and Eyes

  1. Cut two half-oval shapes from your white cardboard.
  2. With your permanent marker, create the lines for Gossamer's shoes.
  3. Glue them to the body.
  4. Cut two oval shapes from your white fabric.
  5. Place them on Gossamer's body to get a feel of where you want the eyes to be. I angled mine in toward each other.
  6. Once you're happy with where the eyes will be, place your white fabric on a piece of cardboard to draw in the pupils with your permanent marker.
  7. Carefully apply hot glue in a thin layer on the back of each piece of fabric and then place them on Gossamer's body. I found it helpful to use an old paintbrush, squeezing a dab of glue onto the bristles and then applying it to the fabric.
  8. Let the glue cool completely.
  9. Display your Gossamer as part of your Halloween decor.

© 2020 Alyssa

Comments

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 18, 2020:

Road Runner was definitely one of the best! Thank you Pamela, this was a lot of fun to make! :)

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 18, 2020:

Oh yes! Rocky and Bullwinkle -- now that's a classic! :)

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 18, 2020:

Thank you so much, Lora! It was a lot of fun to create! :)

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2020:

I grew up much earlier than you but I like cartoons. I watched many of them with my kids. Like Bill, I loved Road Runner and I remember Looney Tunes also. I like your directions to make the cute Gossamer Monster.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 18, 2020:

Oh God, my favorite cartoon? I loved the Roadrunner...."beep, beep!" But Rocky and Bullwinkle was the best ever made, in my humble opinion. :)

Lora Hollings on September 17, 2020:

I remember the Looney Tunes show and I certainly loved the characters. I remember Gossamer quite well. What a cute idea for a craft especially around this time! It sounds like he would be easy to make. You did a great job with this idea, Alyssa, turning it into a fun craft!