I needed a way to "wrap" two concert tickets, and the usual gift cards and holders were so generic, so I came up with the "Love Bug Box" and buried the tickets in the candy!
It's a cute little paper mache' box, that you can stuff with numerous treats for your special someone!
Step 1: Supply List
Scrap book paper to cover the box
Acrylic Paint- red, pink, black and off white
Wire for the antennas and wings
Styrofoam balls- 2' and 1 1/2"
Step 2: Making Your LOVE BUG'S Head
Step 3: LOVE BUG Beginning the Body
Next roll it on the hard surface, squishing the sides together until it has a teardrop shape, as in photo two.
Add a little glue onto the flat spot then attach the head, inserting the toothpick into the body portion- photo four.
Roll a small ball for the nose and three coils for the hair.
Place the nose and coils onto the head and smooth, smoosh and mold to the head. Making two nostrils with a sharp tool or toothpick.
Add a mouth with a sharp tool.
At this point insert two long skewers into the bottom of the body and set aside to dry a little.
Step 4: Finishing the Body
2nd flatten clay in your hands then mold into the ball
3rd roll two small balls which will be the ears.
4th flatten and shape the ears between your fingers, then with a tool or toothpick make a small slice on the head where you wish to place the ears and mold the ear pieces to the head.
Step 5: Shoes, Arms and Heart
Heart- using a piece of paper clay begin with a ball and shape into a heart, pressing the back flat so it will set against the belly.
Arms- Roll two coils of similar size for the arms and two smaller balls, one for each hand.
Attach the heart by smooshing and molding clay into body.
Wrap arms and hands around the heart and mold them to the body also.
After attaching all parts, set aside to completely dry, about 24 hours.
Step 6: Sanding, Painting
Finishing touches were the strips on the arms, spots and dots on the body, pink on the toes of the shoes and paint in the eyes, ears and mouth. Cut off the skewers so there is just enough to slip into the shoe holes to make stand upright. At this point you also want to paint the outside of the box using an off white color.
Step 7: Putting the Bug Together
Step 8: Decorating the BOX!
Step 9: Lettering and Finishing Touches on the Box!
Using a red marker, free hand the words of your choice, mine were "LOVE BUG", going back over the letters to darken and widen. Add stickers and any trim that you wish.
Step 10: Wings and Antenna
With an additional piece of wire twist around the wings to secure and wrap around the neck. Any leftover ends curl by wrapping around a paint brush.
Attach to the LOVE BUG!
Antenna's are made by wrapping a length of wire around a paint brush, then stretching it out to loosen the curl. Sandwich the wire between two heart stickers then using the E6000 glue to the head.
Step 11: FINISHING TOUCHES!!!
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