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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
- Bendable craft wire or thin chenille stems ("pipe cleaners")
- A long, flat pencil eraser or a piece of floral foam, one for each Flickerbug
- One double Glowie for each bug, with two LEDs set next to one another (for eyes)
- Tape (any tape)
- Fat, fuzzy chenille stems
- Optional: googly eyes
- Wire cutters
- Needle-nose pliers
- Optional: scissors (to cut the tape)
Using a ruler and wire cutters, measure and snip six 6″ pieces and two 2″ pieces of craft wire or thin chenille stems for each Flickerbug. The 6″ pieces are for legs, and the 2″ pieces are antennas.
To attach the legs, poke the straight ends of the long wires into the sides of the eraser (three per side), and bend each wire down so that the curly ends become feet. To attach the antennas, poke the straight ends of the short wires on top of one end of the eraser.
Place the Glowie eyes on top of the eraser, between the antennas and extending past the Flickerbug’s body. Tape the Glowie lengthwise to the eraser to hold it in place. (The wings will help hide the assembly.)
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