Bugs aren't normally cute, but these ones are, and they're really easy to make.
You will need:
|Draw around a mug or cup onto some cardboard box card.|
|Then place a loo roll tube in the middle of the circle and draw around it.|
|Cut out all of this outside part, and the middle bit.|
|Whenever you need to cut something out from the middle of a piece of artwork, put some modelling clay underneath and just make a hole by pushing a sharp pencil through.|
|This way you can get your scissors in and it makes cutting out much easier!|
When you've finished, make another on another piece of cardboard box card so that you have two exactly the same size.
It's a good idea to use the first one you made as a template!
Next you'll need to find some wool - in any colour.
This will become the bug's body.
|Place the two card circles together.|
|Then take a length of wool, poke the end through the hole and tie a knot around the top of the card.|
|Then start to loop the wool around the card circles.|
Carry on looping until the centre circle is full of wool. This might take some time.
Don't forget to pull the wool tightly.
|Carefully put some scissors between the two card circles and snip the wool all the way around the edge.|
|To keep the wool in place, take another length of wool, slot it between the card circles, and tie a tight knot.|
|When you carefully slip the card circles off, you'll be left with a fluffy bug's body!|
Now you can add extra features.
These two ping pong balls have been painted to look like eyes. Stick them into position on top of the body using PVA glue.
|How about a couple of card semi-circles for wings, one on either side of the body.|
If you like, you can make a whole family!
Try adding other features like feet, tongues and bat wings!
Try it yourself!