Brobee Craft

So the new obsession around our house is the kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba! I decided to make a little Brobee for my daughter using a styrofoam egg.


I just painted the styrofoam egg light green. Using permanent markers, I drew on the eyebrow and mouth, then I glued on the wiggle eyes. I cut out three dark green felt stripes with pinking shears and glued them around the lower half of his body.

For the base, I cut a heart shape out of green foam. Glue the bottom of the egg to the base of the heart, then glue pom poms on for the feet. Tinsel pom poms rock (the shinier the better)!

For the arms, I painted light green stripes onto green pipe cleaners, but a cleaner way to do it would be to twist a dark green and light green pipe cleaners together. Then I cut out 4 felt hands. Sandwich one end of an arm between two felt hands. Use a pencil to poke a hole in the side of the egg. Put some glue in the hole and insert the arm. Do this for the other arm.

Cut 3 1″ pieces of red pipe cleaners, then fold each piece in half. Glue the three red points to the top of his head. He’s done!

And of course, as soon as my daughter woke up from her nap and saw this guy, she immediately wanted to watch the show again. Hey, at least it gives me a good half hour of “me” time!




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4 responses to “Brobee Craft

  1. greetingarts

    That is hysterical! At least I’m not the only Mom whose kid is in love with Yo Gabba Gabba. I really don’t get it myself, it annoys the heck out of me, but my little one will say “Gubba Gubba!” in her sleep! Oh geez, will the next phase please hurry up and get here already?

    Your Brobee is very clever, by the way! How about a Foofa? :0)

  2. That looks like a great idea, I will definitely try out that technique next Easter. Thanks for the post.

  3. Pamela

    Thanks for the great idea! My grand daughter loves Brobee, but I haven’t been able to find any toys from Yo Gabba Gabba. We’ll make your Brobee…even better !!

  4. Scott

    you can find the YGG “that’s what the wife and I call it so our son doesn’t get all excited to watch an episode!!) toys at under the toys sections…be warned though, the Plex doll will be easily broken, his antenna are quite thin, and will snap right off if bent too much. Muno and TooDee are ideal for younger kids because they have no thin appendages.

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