jueves, 21 de enero de 2010

Foam Caterpillar

Wrote by Family Fun 




Here's a critter you'll actually enjoy seeing in your garden or planter. Our cheerful, cheeky caterpillar is constructed out of -- surprise! -- foam practice golf balls, available at major retailers.
Materials 
3 foam practice golf balls
Serrated knife
Colored craft foam
18-gauge wire
12-inch wooden skewer
Permanent marker

Instructions
 
 
 
 
Slice 2 balls into thirds with a serrated knife (a parent's job). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Cut about a dozen colored craft foam circles 
(for perfect circles, trace a cut ball). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the antennae, clip two 2- to 3-inch pieces of 18-gauge wire and curl the ends.
 
Draw a face on a third ball with a permanent marker, let the ink dry for 15 minutes, and insert the antennae.
 
To assemble your bug, poke the craft foam circles and ball pieces in an alternating pattern on a 12-inch wooden skewer. Then top off your skewer with the ball and find a leafy home for your new friend. Draw a face on a third ball with a permanent marker, let the ink dry for 15 minutes, and insert the antennae.


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