Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

jewel bug

This project is intended for kids ages 6+. Create jewel bugs that sparkle! No two art beetles will be the same. This project by Amber S. will be as decorative as they are fun to make.
Step 1

Trace three different sized circles onto black poster board, using 6", 9" and 12" [15.2 cm, 22.9 cm and 30.5 cm] paper plates as templates, then cut out the circles.
TIP: Trace on the white side of the board where the lines are easier to see.

Step 2

Trace the largest and smallest circles onto the back of Gold holographic poster board and cut out the circles.

Step 3

Use a glue stick to attach the large holographic Gold circle to the largest black foam core circle, then do the same to attach the small holographic Gold circle to the smallest black foam core circle.

Step 4

Trace another large circle on a sheet of pattern paper and cut out the shape.

Step 5

Fold paper circle in half and cut along the folded crease.

Step 6

Glue the paper to the large holographic Gold circle, but leave a triangular opening in the middle so you can still see some Gold.

Step 7

Glue the three black poster board circles together using foam glue to create the bug's body. Glue the top part of the middle-sized circle to the bottom of the smallest circle, then glue the top of the largest circle to the bottom of the middle-sized circle. Let the glue dry completely.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 8

Create six legs by cutting short lengths of yarn wire.

Step 9

Stick the wire "legs" into the foam sides of the bug to securely hold them in place.

Step 10

To create the wings of your bug, first make a paper airplane with construction paper. Cut down the middle then adhere the "wings" to the top of the pattern paper half circles already secured to the top of the largest circle.

Step 11

Bling out and customize your bug by gluing gems as desired.
TIP: Use additional items from your kids craft supplies to add more touches, such as chenille pipe cleaner antennae, to bring your jewel bug to life!

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