- Sophie &Friends
Inspired by "You Made it I love it" spoon bugs feature on my blog, this fun little bug is easy to make and can be constructed with materials you may already have in your fodder box!
Cover the handle of your spoon with duct tape. (I found a wood grain pattern which is neat but you can use another color or simply paint the spoon yourself.)
Trim the tape so there is no sticky exposed.
Trace around the bowl of the spoon onto a smal piece of felt.
Carefully cut out the spoon shape. This will be the wings.
Split the wings down the middle by cutting with your scissors (almost all the way down)
Put a small strip of hot glue on the spoon and attach your wings, gently pulling them apart.
For the antenna, use a small piece of a pipe cleaner, fold into a v-shape. Snip off any excess.
Attach your v-shape antenna with a small dab of hot glue. You can leave it as is, or attach some beads to form the ends. In my case I am using small, gold-colored beads.
I used the remaining pipe cleaner and created some little critter legs. Attach them on either side of the body using a hot glue gun. (Tip: Use a second spoon to hold down legs and avoid burning yourself)
For the eyes, I used hot glue to attach my googly eyes. You can also draw or paint on your eyes. Take your large silk leaf (or whatever you are using for this piece) and cut a small hole in center so you can slide over your spoon (and under bug).
Secure the leaf to base of spoon with some extra hot glue and you are all done!
These little critters just require a spoon and a whole lot of imagination.Create a bunch, switch up the materials and colors, whatever you do ... have a buggy good time!