SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Styrofoam® brand items:
Foam balls: 1", 1½", 2"
Foam egg: 2½"
- Chenille stems: (4) black, (3) white
- Acrylic paint: yellow, black
- Paintbrush or foam brush
- Serrated knife
- White tacky glue
1. Cut the 1" foam ball in half. Paint the two halves and the 1½" ball black and let dry. Paint the 2" ball and the 2½" egg yellow. Let dry. Paint the top and bottom portions of the yellow segments black, creating the stripes.
2. Press the parts together firmly where they meet to create indents in the foam. Insert 1½" chenille stems into one end of each part then push the parts together. Glue to secure.
3. Squeeze the two halves with fingers to form small, rounded eyes. Glue the eyes to the front of the face, about 1/4" apart. Fold a 1/2" black stem and insert into the middle of each eye.
4. Cut a 2" piece of black chenille stem and curl the end. Insert the straight end into the face and secure with glue.
5. Fold a 6" piece of black chenille stem in half and glue the fold into the top of the head. Insert a 1" piece of black chenille stem into the back for the stinger.
6. Fold two 12" white chenille stems into wide loops and insert one into each side of the back of the bee, as shown. Repeat using 6" stems for the lower wings.
7. For the legs: Bend a small loop at the end of a 4" black stem for a foot. Make a slight bend halfway up the stem for the knee. Push the stem into the side of the 2" yellow ball body. Repeat for the remaining legs.