Take with you Halloween bugs.

The other day whilst searching for a few ideas for Halloween kids workshops I came across these little critters. They would be great to occupy the kids over the weekend – and even better they would be a perfect accompaniment to the Seething Halloween Walk (if you are in the Surbiton area that is)!

All you need to make them is;

  • Orange and Green wool
  • Black Craft Foam
  • Two googly eyes – you can buy these from any craft  / arts / kids shop
  • 1/2″ green pompom (try to match with the colour of the wool) – you can buy these from any craft / arts / kids shop
  • 5″ square of cardboard –
  • Glue and a clothes peg
  • A pair of scissors.

And here is your how-to guide:

Make two pompoms from the orange and green wool. First the Green and then the orange.

You make a pompom by wrapping the wool around the 5″ square of card. You need to wrap the wool around the card at least 100 times so you have a thick layer of wool! Once you have done this take 6″ of your wool and use this to capture your wrapped wool.(See diagram below) Tie off and cut trough the layers of wool. You can now remove your piece of card to use again – pat down the fluffy wool ball so it looks more like a mop.

Repeat the above process again but with the following changes. Taking the orange wool begin to wrap as before around the 5″ square of card, wrap the orange wool around 50 times then as before, take 6″ of your wool and use this to capture your wrapped wool. Tie off and cut trough the layers of wool. You can now remove your piece of card to use again – pat down the fluffy wool ball so it looks more like a mop.

Now take the black craft foam and cut out one pair of feet – you can use the image below as a template if you would like.

Then cut (using the below template) your witches hat.

Glue the two long sides of the cone together. Use the clothes peg to keep the material together as the glue dries.
Once the glue has dried add the cone to the circular base shape.

Attach the foam feet to your bug. The best way to do this is with a needle and thread – giving your Halloween creature spooky dangly legs.

Finally glue on your googly eyes and tiny pompom nose.

Et Voila.

 

 

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