He's A Cutie!
This Valentine season set your creative spirit free. Create this little love bug using a recycled light bulb and a few art materials. Follow these simple steps and you will have a unique and delightful Valentine for your sweetheart!!
Step 1: Materials Needed
To get started, you will need to gather these suggested materials:
A Used Light Bulb
14 Gauge Aluminum Wire or any pliable wire
Assorted Tissue Paper
Small Puff Balls
Acrylic Gel Medium
Medium Craft Paint Brush
Step 2: Creating the Wings
Step 3: Designing the Bulb
As your wings are drying, use permanent markers to decorate your bulb. Let your creative juices flow.
If you are an avid crafter, you can embellish your bug with puff paints, jewels, paint markers, and anything else that comes to mind. Explore your materials and have fun!!
Step 4: Adding the Legs
Step 5: Building the Bug
Make sure your glue gun is hot and remember safety!
Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner and create a U shape antenna. Place a generous glue dollop on back thread of the bulb. Place the center of the wings into the glue. Hold using the edges of the wing and wait until glue has hardened. Add more glue to the front threads and add the antenna and puff balls with googly eyes.