Springtime Yarn Bug
The bugs come alive in the spring and we’re bringing you the cutest Springtime Yarn Bug you’ll ever want to see. This is just one of the many yarn bugs you will find on our site.
Aqua Yarn (or any color you like)
Two White Pompoms
Two 1/2" Pink Pompoms
Pink, Yellow, Black and Orange Foam Scrap
Three Green Pipe Cleaners
2-1/2" Styrofoam Balls
5" Square of Cardboard
Make a pompon by wrapping yarn around floppy disk (or heavy cardboard) as least 100 times.
Cut a 6" piece of yarn and slide it under wrapped yarn. Tie tightly into a double knot.
Turn floppy over and cut completely through yarn on this side. Turn yarn blob sideways and smooth down strands.
Ask on adult to slice off the bottom of the Styrofoam ball so it stands on end.
Cover the top and sides of the ball with tacky glue.
Separate the strands of the pompon to fit the Styrofoam egg up inside. Press pompon into place. Arrange yarn.
Cut pipe cleaners in half. Poke through yarn and into Styrofoam ball. Bend four for legs.
Gently curl the two for antennae.
Glue two white pompoms for eyes, and two pink pompoms for antennae tips.
Punch holes out of craft foam and glue on all around bug.
Glue two black holes on pompom for pupils on the eyes.
These projects are created by Terri, Betty, Jamie or one of the talented staff members at MakingFriends.com. They have been created exclusively for publication on FreeKidsCrafts.com with supplies you'll be able to find around your house.
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