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February 13, 2017

Valentine Lovebugs, Snails and Flowers...oh my... New Team Group! Home Kool Kitty!


We are delighted to have a special DT group join our roster. Home Kool Kitty is a home school, gardening loving, recycling young family group! They are using Craftwell products to express their fun side. Welcome to Ericha, Reilee, and Matthew!


Valentine Lovebugs, Snails and Flowers…oh my…



Materials:
Cardboard egg carton
Glue gun (but you can use regular liquid glue – might take longer to dry))
Cardstock
Pipe cleaners
Sharpies (if you get any on your skin rubbing alcohol will remove it)
Small flower pot
Wiggly Eyes
Heart cutting dyes
E brush
Craftwell Cut n Boss
***Please note -  Adult supervision is needed.***
















Cut the egg carton bottom.





Next use the eBrush and a sharpie marker to paint the egg carton shell. These will be the bases for the bugs and flowers.  




Next cutting the wings and flower petals.  I used the large heart die as the wings and leaves, and the smaller one for the petals.

My daughter, Reilee loves cutting the shapes. Even Matthew has a good cutting, with mommy’s help of course.
You will need two wings for each bug and 8 petals. We used a hot glue gun and glued the petals to the backs of the egg carton shells.

Next bend a pipe cleaner in half and glue to the back on the flower.  The add the large hearts to the stem for leaves.
Next to work on the bugs.  First we made our love bugs…
Being silly and having fun!
Glue on your wiggly eyes.  Then glue on the outline from the heart as wings, gently bend outward to glue the solid heart as the main wing.  See the pics below…




Now for our snail…we will use wiggly eyes and a pipe cleaner. Follow the pictures below on how to shape.  Rest the egg carton shell on the pipe cleaner to look like below, then glue into place…




Now to make the snails head…cut about 1 ½ inch above the shell.


Next take the piece you cut and fold it to the length of about 2 inches  (4 inches total) , cut anything over
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Make a hook from the 1 ½ in “neck” and wrap it around the folded piece. Next take the ends on the folded and form into circles – as below.



Next glue the eyes on the spiral circles you just made.



Now your bugs are done.
 
Last step fill your pots and place in your flowers and bugs.  AND OF COURSE HAVE FUN!!!

































We will see you next week as we share our family's projects! Please visit our new blog "Home Kool Kitty". We share our home school adventures and so much more!


























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