In order to get the pompoms I needed for my Grover figure I had to buy a multi-pack of pompoms. This of course means I have a bunch of pompoms left over.
While they are the wrong shade of green, I decided to make an Oscar figure. Since his color was off, I decided to make his trashcan black. I thought maybe the black trashcan would make it look like he was in high contrast or something.
It made sense when I started the project. Materials:
Green pompoms (four; plus trimmings from pompoms)
Felt (Black, white, and grey)
Plastic canvas (Two 4-inch rounds that were trimmed down and part of a regular sheet)
Pearl Cotton (Yellow was used to stitch the trashcan - it was handy; Black was used - after digging it out - for the lid's edges, wrapping the felt handle, and to sew the lid to the can)
Scraps of batting (To fill out the can)
Elmer's Glue-All (LOTS of it)
Balsa wood (For sign)
Black fabric marker (For pupils and sign)
Mini brads ("Nail" for sign; "rivets" for trashcan lid handle)