leaving the space between the ears open
(I like to sew mine together, but I don’t have little children that help me).
Glue the eyes and pompoms in place.
Through the opening between the ears fill with your favorite Easter candy. Rap the piece of ribbon around the base of the ears and tie them together closing the opening.
My kids love playing with their pipe cleaner bugs. They fly and crawl them all over the house, but the other day Tyler said, “Mom, they (the bugs) need a place to live.” I was stumped. What had I started? So again we went to the craft box. Which I might add is in desperate need of a trip to the craft store. I had to find something that would pass for a house for creepy, but cute bugs. I found my felt stash and and went to work.
So again I pulled out the glue gun and scissors. First I had to make a flannel board.All you need is piece of cardboard, batting, and flannel .
Center the cardboard on the batting and start gluing. Make sure to pull the batting tight.
Then do the same with the flannel. Turn it over and you have a flannel board.
I asked my kids where, caterpillars, butterflies, and dragonflies live. This is what we came up with: apple tree, cloud, flowers, pond and lily pads.
Now the bugs have a place to live.
My kids get tired of me sitting at the computer and sewing machine so we had a craft day. I bought a bag of pipe cleaners a few months ago for a project that never happened. The kids have been asking what they were for weeks so I decided it was time to introduce them to the fun of pipe cleaners. They really weren’t interested until I suggested we make bugs. They helped my gather supplies and this is what we came up with:
little pom poms
wire cutters (save your scissors)
glue gun and glue
For the caterpillars cut 1 pipe cleaner into 4 equal pieces. Wrap them around another pipe cleaner. Bend and twist until they look like legs.
Glue on pom poms, eyes and craft stick.
For the butterfly and dragonfly twist 2 pipe cleaners together, bend in half and keep twisting. Leave enough untwisted to make antennas.
Bend and twist pipe cleaners until you have wings. Glue pom pom for a head and glue on eyes.
To help them fly glue on a craft stick.