Well, I made a slight alteration to the original plan for the eyes. I was thinking about using a purple button in the centre, but it just didn't work. The purple was too bright, and didn't really tie in with any of the other colours on the alien. I thought about adding some purple trims here and there, but I think he is busy enough without adding to it. So I substituted with a couple of brown buttons instead.
Inside each of the antennae are three bendy drinking straws... with means their position can be changed as the mood strikes. I love the pom poms on the end, too!
So... this was the original play dough model:
And this is my cuddly version: