Pop Stick Love Bugs

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Jumbo Pop Sticks
  • Craft Workshop Felt Sheets
  • Craft Workshop Googly Eyes
  • Craft Workshop Glitter Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Craft Workshop Rhinestones
  • Craft Workshop Black Felt Pen

 

Step 1.
Paint your pop stick the colour of your choice (we went for Valentine’s Day themed colours). Let the paint dry.
Step 2.
Cut out a heart shape from the felt sheet to fit as wings (approx. 8 – 10 cm in length to fit).
Step 2.
Use the hot glue gun to attach it upside down to the back of the pop stick to form the wings, be careful not to burn yourself!
Step 3.
Cute the chenille stems (pipe cleaners) around 3 – 5 cm in length for the antennae. Using the hot glue gun, glue the small pom poms on to the end of the chenille stems for the antennae. Set aside to dry.
Step 4.
Glue one the moving eyes at the top of the pop stick and a small pom pom below for the nose.
Step 5.
Using the marker, draw on a smiley face.
Step 6.
Glue the chenille antennae on the the back top of the pop stick, leaving space to move them around and shape them
Step 7.
Finally, using the hot glue gun, and adhesive rhinestones, decorate the love bugs with gems and
jewels – dress them up how you fancy, and have fun with your designs!These fun Love Bugs can be used for puppet shows, or some quiet play. You could also add a magnet at the end for fridge decoration.

Pom Pom Love Bugs

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Pom Poms (mixed size & colour pack)
  • Craft Workshop Moving Eyes (small size)
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun
  • Craft Workshop Felt Sheets
  • Craft Workshop Heart Self-stick Gems
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Step 1.
Whilst the hot glue gun warms up, start to prepare your Love Bug pieces. Cut out small heart shapes from the felt sheet, around 4cm in length, to create the feet for the large pom poms. We used colours to suit the Valentines Love theme. Then cut the chenille sticks to length for the antennae- approx 4-5cm.
Step 2.
Using the hot glue gun, stick the large pom pom to the felt heart shaped feet to create the bugs body.
Step 3.
Continue to use the hot glue gun to glue the eyes on to the pom pom body, or the end of the chenille sticks. We also glued small pom poms on to the end of the chenille sticks. Get creative with how you decorate your Love Bug.
Step 4.
Glue the Chenille stick/antennae on to the body of your love bug.
Step 5.
Finally, have fun and get decorating! We used CW adhesive rhinestones to decorate our lil love bug friends!
Step 5.
These lil buddies make great Valentines friendship gifts.

Fairy Ballerina

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Pom Poms
  • Craft Workshop Dolly Peg (long)
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (with glue)
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Fine-tip Black Pen
  • Colouring Pens

Step 1.
Use the fine tipped black pen to draw on the ballerinas face and create small eyes, a happy mouth and finish it off with a pink pen on the cheeks for blush.
Step 2.
Now choose your ballerina’s style! Draw and colour in a hairline on her head, and then the ballet slipper straps on her legs (using the fine tipped black pen again).
Step 3.
Colour in the the top half of the ballerina’s dress, leaving a ‘V’ shaped opening at the front (as ballerina’s typically have dramatic plunging necklines).  Don’t forget her pointe (dancing) shoes!
Step 4.
Our ballerina’s tutu will be made from pom poms! Use the hot glue gun and glue to carefully attach the pom poms around the middle of the peg.
Step 5.
Twist the chenille stem (pipe cleaner) to create wings; make them whichever shape you would wish and then safely glue them onto the fairy ballerina’s back to fit. Be careful not to burn your fingers with the hot glue! Once the wings have dried, your Fairy Ballerina is ready to dance!

Sparkly Dragonfly

For this project you will require the following items:

  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Craft Workshop Pegs
  • Craft Workshop Moving Eyes
  • Craft Workshop Hot Glue Gun (with glue)

Step 1.
Take a pipe cleaner (chenille stem) and bend both edges to the middle and twist.
Step 2.
Once you have two pipe cleaners in a figure 8, criss-cross them and put them inside the clothespin. You can use hot glue to secure it, otherwise they are fine.
Step 3.
Carefully use the hot glue gun to stick the moving eyes on to the end of the clothespin to create dragonfly eyes.
Sparkly Dragonfly — complete!
Voilà, you now have a new little friend, or friends! Never let your imagination be limited.