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Kidz Bugz!

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Supplies

For Each:

STYROFOAM™ brand foam:
Eggs: one 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ and one 3″

Design It®: Foam Cutter or the knife from the Make It: Fun® Foam Tools

Two 30 mm oval wiggle eyes
Black map pin (or large head sewing pin)
10″ length of 18 gauge Black wire
2″ length of 24 gauge Red wire
Two 8mm Black beads
Toothpick
Sewing pins
Craft snip
Paintbrush
Pencil
Ruler
Tacky Glue (Elmer’s® CraftBond™)
8″ Scissors (Elmer’s® X-ACTO®)
5″ Precision Tip Scissors (Elmer’s® X-ACTO®)
Old newspapers
Transparent tape

For Lady Bug:
9″ x 12″ felt: Black and Red
Acrylic paint: Cadmium Yellow, Citron Green, Lamp Black (DecoArt® Americana®)

For Bee:
9″ x 12″ felt: Black
Acrylic paint: Cadmium Yellow (DecoArt® Americana®)

Instructions

For Lady Bug:

  1. For body, ask an adult to use FloraCraft® Design It™: Foam Cutter to cut a 2″ diameter slice off large, round end of large egg. For head, similarly, place small egg horizontally on table and slice off 1″ x 1 1/2″ oval area.
  2. Cover worktable with newspapers. For body, place large egg upright on cut end. Use pencil to draw line, dividing egg in half, from narrow end of egg to base (going all around egg). Paint half Citron Green and half Lamp Black. Let dry. Paint second coat is needed. For head, paint narrow end of egg Cadmium Yellow and large, round end Lamp Black. Let dry and paint second coat if needed.
  3. Cut out patterns. Use loops of tape (sticky side out), to attach Lady Bug Wing pattern to Red felt and cut out. Repeat to make second one. Similarly, use patterns to cut out six Legs and eight Spots from Black felt. (Note: Use 5″ scissors on smaller pieces.) Position four circles on each wing and use Tacky glue to attach. Let dry.
  4. Refer to photo to position body on work surface. Use toothpick to join head to body, but wait to glue. Slightly overlap rounded ends of wings and tuck under back of head. Secure with Tacky glue and insert sewing pins to hold while drying.  Glue two legs to each side of body and attach two legs under egg, extending out beyond edge. Glue head in place, at desired angle for personality.
  5. For features, glue eyes to face, keeping features low for a cute look. For nose, push map pin in place. For mouth, bend red wire into “smile” then bend 1/2″ of each cut end back and insert below nose.
  6. Use craft snip to cut Black wire in half. For antennae, bend zig-zags into wire. Insert bead on end of each wire. (Apply glue if needed to hold.) Insert other ends into top of head. Position as desired.

For Bee:

  1. For body, refer to photo to position body and ask an adult to use FloraCraft® Design It™: Foam Cutter to cut 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ diameter slice off bottom of large egg. For head, similarly, place small egg horizontally on table and slice off 1″ x 1 1/2″ oval area.
  2. Cover worktable with newspapers. Paint head and body with two coats Cadmium Yellow and let dry.
  3. Use ruler and scissors to measure and cut two 1″ x 12″ lengths Black felt. Set aside. Cut out patterns. Use loops of tape to attach two Wing, two Legs and Stinger patterns to Black felt and cut out.
  4. For stripes, refer to photo to wrap and glue felt lengths around body. Trim excess so that ends just meet. Let dry.
  5. Refer to photo to position body on work surface. Use toothpick to join head to body, but wait to glue. Scrunch together straight edges of wings and slightly overlapping, tuck under back of head. Secure with Tacky glue, using sewing pins to hold while drying. Glue leg to each side of body. Glue head in place.
  6. Glue along straight edge of stinger and attach to bee. Fold down point, extending out. For antennae, follow Lady Bug, Step 6.

 

Click here for patterns

 

SOURCES

FloraCraft®
(800) 253-0409
One Longfellow Place
Ludington, MI 49431
www.floracraft.com

Elmer’s® Products, Inc.
(888) 435-6377
One Easton Oval
Columbus, OH 43219
www.elmers.com

DecoArt®
(800) 367-3047
P.O. Box 386
Stanford, KY 40484
www.decoart.com

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