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Project

Caterpillar Headpiece

Introduction

This caterpillar headband is an easy last-minute Halloween craft to make using a simple molding technique and lightweight clay.

Materials

  • Headband
  • Crayola model magic
  • Hot-glue gun and glue
  • Black and green craft paint

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Roll balls of model magic gradually increasing in size. You will need three balls of model magic for one side and four for the other side.

  2. Step 2

    The last piece should be made narrow into a tail.

  3. Step 3

    Stick balls of clay together, three on one side and four on the other side.

  4. Step 4

    Make indent in clay by lightly pushing next to headband so you can glue into it when dry.

  5. Step 5

    Make legs using tiny pieces of model magic; roll little pieces using hands.

  6. Step 6

    Let model magic dry overnight.

  7. Step 7

    Paint caterpillar green and legs black with craft paint.

  8. Step 8

    Let dry.

  9. Step 9

    Paint on face.

  10. Step 10

    Glue legs onto caterpillar tail using hot-glue gun.

  11. Step 11

    Glue caterpillar onto headband using hot-glue gun.

  12. Step 12

    Allow glue to dry before wearing the headband.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2007