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Cork Trolls | Recycled Crafts

Cork Trolls

Ancient Norwegians believed that trolls with magical powers lurked among the country's fjords and forests. Our simple cork troll also proved magical at the Norway Kidcot Fun Stop, where kids from around the world made it a runaway favorite. "Kids can relate to trolls," explains manager Scott Pitts, "since most have heard or read the fable 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff.'"


  • 2 corks
  • Glue
  • Fun fur for hair
  • Felt, cloth or crepe paper for clothing
  • Yarn or string for belts
  • 4 to 5 pompons for nose, hands and feet
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Small bow-tie pasta for ears
  • Crepe paper for hat


Cork Trolls - Step 1

1. Glue one cork on top of the other, as shown, then glue on hair, clothes and features using the materials listed.

2. To make the hats, apply glue around the top 1/2 inch of the cork, then wrap a 1/2-inch edge of crepe paper around the glued area and gently twist the opposite end. Finally, glue a pompon on top.