Don't Bug Me Ladybug
- 4 red chenille stems
- 1 black chenille stem
- 19 rondelle beads - opaque
- 2 7mm eyes
- 1 2" circle of red or
black felt (to cover the bottom)
- 1/2 of a 2" craftfoam
- white craft glue
- Place the half ball flat
side down. Measure up 3/4" from flat edge and mark
line to indicate head. Start red stems for body from this
- To cover body with red
stems, bend one end of stem about 3/8" from end,
push bent end into ball, curve stem over ball, and cut
off stem at other bottom edge, leaving 3/8" to
1/2" to bend and push in at this edge. As you add
stems, add beads to stems, spacing them randomly on back.
Then bend end of stem and push into bottom edge of foam.
(Add glue to ends before pushing into ball if desired.)
Work as close to edge of foam as possible, but work at
least 1/8" from edge to prevent foam from breaking.
- For head, use black stems.
Start at top edge, bend stem 3/8" and push in at one
side of head. Curve stem across to the side and leave
3/8" to push into foam. Glue on eyes. Add 2 or 3
more pieces of black stem to fill in head.
- For antennae, cut 2 pieces
of black stem each about 1 1/2" long. Push into head
above eyes. Glue black beads to ends of antennae.
- Cover bottom with felt.
- Glue on a magnet if using
as a refrigerator magnet or glue a craft stick to back
and stick it in a flower pot or arrangement. The Ladybug
can also be glued to wreaths or baskets or just let it
sit on a desk.