Runner Bean Angels




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This is my first instructable, so it might not be great!

Anyway, I made these with the left over dried beans after I grew them and didn't think they would work, but they did! To make this, you'll need 2 siccamore seeds, 1 runner bean, a few thin sticks, some glitter (you can choose the colour),PVA glue and a hot glue gun (although you can use PVA).

Step 1: Starting Off

First you need a bean or pea. I used a runner bean bean. Be warned: they start out purple, but over time they become brown.

Step 2: Adding Eyes

you need to get some googly eyes to stick on. For this I used a hot glue gun, but PVA works just as well. Put them in a position which looks ok (roughly the centre) and put a dollop of glue and then the eyes. Hot glue is better as it dries quicker.

Step 3: Arms and Legs

for this you need some very thin sticks or twigs. Just push them into the side hard enough to go in but not to snap. Try and make them as symmetrical as you can.

Step 4: The Wings

to add the wings, you need to put a dollop of hot glue (or a large one of PVA) and after chopping off the bobble on the end, put 2 siccamore seeds into the glue. Place them as you can see in the photo, and if it is too dark to see, then you need to put them slightly overlapping between where the shoulder blades would be if it had them. As always, hot glues is better as it takes less time to dry and maintains a steady form.

Step 5: Decoration

Finally, this is where the PVA comes in. You run a straight line of PVA along the wing and then sprinkle some glitter over it.Leave it to dry, and when you come back, it will be complete!

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    Hey Jude

    1 year ago

    This makes me very happy. The world needs more googly-eyes on stuff. voted.


    1 year ago on Introduction

    Adorable! Congratulations on your first entry!


    1 year ago

    This is so cute! I'm going to make a bunch of them, and I bet that you can glue a, )can't remember what they're called, but you use them to pin something on your shirt,) that thing on the back and use it as a brooch type of thing. And, I'm going to name them all! Thanks!

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