Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tulle Bugs

Here is a neat project for kids on how to make bugs using tulle.

Crafted by Christy.

Supplies

  • Tulle
  • Chenille Pipe Cleaners
  • Embellishments
  • Scissors

All supplies for this project can be found at our store.

 
Tulle Ant
 
  1. Measure and cut a strip of black tulle.
  2. Fold it in half, fold it again, and then once more.
  3. Tie a pipe cleaner around the first half of the tulle to create head and pull the ends of the pipe cleaner to create the first set of legs.
  4. Tie a pipe cleaner around the second half of the tulle to create the body and pull the ends of the pipe cleaner out to create the second set of legs.
  5. Cut a small strip of pipe cleaner to tie onto a piece of tulle on the head to create the antennas.
  6. "Fluff" the tulle to give the ant's body a more rounded look.
  7. Finish by placing eyes onto the ant with rhinestones, pearls or googly eyes.
  8. Set aside to let dry (if necessary) before displaying.


Tulle Ladybug

  1. Measure and cut a strip of black tulle.
  2. Fold it in half, fold it again, and continue until you have a small rectangle.
  3. Tie a pipe cleaner around where the neck of the ladybug would be, pulling the ends of the pipe cleaner to create a pair of antennas.
  4. Measure and cut a few strips of red tulle.
  5. Fold each strip in half and tuck the ends into the black tulle. 
  6. Tie a pipe cleaner around the area where you tucked the red tulle into the black tulle and pull the ends of the pipe cleaner out to create a pair of legs.
  7. "Fluff" the tulle to give the ant's body a more rounded look.
  8. Finish by placing eyes onto the ladybug with rhinestones, pearls or googly eyes and add spots onto the body with glitter glue.
  9. Set aside to let dry (if necessary) before displaying. 


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