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Memo Frog

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As seen in Decorating Digest Craft & Home magazineFC-1772 MemoFrogT

Supplies

Make It: Fun® Foam Balls, one 6″ diameter and two 3″ diameter
Design It:® Foam Cutter
DecoArt® Americana® acrylic paint, Olive Green
12″ x 12″ red cardstock paper
(2) 40 mm diameter wiggle eyes
(2) 3/8″ diameter black brads (paper fasteners)
(2) 20″ giant green chenille stems (or connect regular stems) – Darice®
Colored pencils: orange, yellow and blue
1-1/2″ x 2″ colored sticky notes: yellow, blue and orange
old newspapers
paint brush
water container
craft glue
scissors
ruler
glue gun and glue sticks
old spoon
pencil
3-1/2″ diameter bowl or compass

Instructions

  1. Use Foam Cutter to cut approx. 5″ diameter slice off large Foam Ball, saving slice for mouth. Then hold the Ball and the slice in position as shown in photo, to determine where bottom will be. Trim approx. 2″ diameter slice off bottom so that Ball won’t roll. (Discard this small slice.) Wait to assemble until after painting.
  2. Similarly slice approx. 2″ diameter slice off both small Foam Balls. Use spoon to scoop out a little from the cut area in each small Ball, to create a slight curve that will allow them to fit onto top of large Ball. Check fit and scoop to shape as needed. Wait to assemble.
  3. Cover work surface with newspapers. Paint Olive Green: large Ball, mouth slice and two small Balls. Let dry.
  4. Using compass or 3 1/2″ diameter bowl, trace two circles onto red cardstock for mouth. Cut out with scissors. Also, cut 1 1/2″ x 9″ strip, rounding one end for tongue. Roll tongue onto edge of table to soften and curl. Use quick dry glue to glue circles to inside center of mouth area on large Ball and on slice. Wait to glue tongue.
  5. Use glue gun to assemble parts, starting with mouth slice, leaving it open about 1 1/2″ at top and glued at bottom of large Foam Ball. Check balance so that it sets on table properly. Then glue small Foam Balls on top of head about 1″ apart. Set straight-cut end of tongue down into hinge area of mouth, letting top, curved end curl out over slice. Hot glue just bottom end of tongue. Curl rounded end to hold sticky notes.
  6. Apply hot glue to Foam and attach wiggle eyes. Insert brads for nostrils. On top of head, between green Foam Balls, twist yellow pencil in about 2″. Repeat with other two pencils 1″ behind, creating a triangle formation.
  7. For leg/foot, use one 20″ length chenille stem (or twist together ends of two regular chenille stems to create a 20″ length.) Using about a third of the stem, fold that end into a foot, resembling a simple three-leaf clover. Fold the remaining two thirds of the stem in half and loosely twist down to foot. Bend the doubled length, about half way for a knee. Insert end into side of large Foam Ball so that knee goes up and foot is forward on table. Adjust as needed. Repeat with other leg/foot. Hot glue into Foam Ball to hold.

SOURCES

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

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

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