SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- FloraCraft® foam balls: five 2", one 1"
- 10 chenille stems
- Coordinating scrapbook paper or sheer fabric
- Acrylic paint
- Serrated knife
- Tacky glue
- Wire cutters
1. Leave the 1" ball unpainted. Paint the 2" foam balls and let dry.
2. Line up the painted body parts on the table. Press the parts together firmly where they meet to create indents in the foam. To link the parts together; cut 1-1/2" pieces of chenille stem and insert an end into each part where they meet and push the parts together. Glue can be added to the ends of the chenille stems before they are inserted for added support.
3. To make the legs (not shown); cut six 4" pieces chenille stem, bend a small loop in one end for the foot, make a slight bend about halfway up for the knee. Push three legs in on each side of the body.
4. To make the antenna; cut two 3" pieces chenille stem, bend a small loop in the end of each piece and curve each antenna before inserting them about 1/2" apart into the top of the head.
5. To make the eyes (not shown); cut the unpainted 1" ball in half, squeeze the edges of each half ball to make small rounded eyes. Cut two 2" pieces chenille stems and fold each in half for the center of the eye. Position the 1/2" ball eyes about 1/2" apart just below the antenna and push the cut ends of the folded chenille stems through the eyes and into the head to hold them in place.
6. To make the wings; draw the shape of the wing you would like on paper for a template and cut it out. The wing should be about the length of the body or slightly larger.
7. Twist three chenille stems together end to end to make one long chenille stem. Using the wing template as a guide, bend the stem into the shape of the wing. Twist the loose ends together and push them into the top of the body.
8. Cut out the scrapbook paper or sheer fabric using the template and glue to the top of the chenille stem wings.