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Bumblebee Art

Transform simple card stock into an easy-to-make wall decoration your kids will buzz about. Also try: Ladybug Art and Caterpillar Art Triptych.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2012

materials

  • Card stock (black, yellow, white, and light blue)

  • Craft knife or scissors

  • Ruler or straightedge

  • Double-sided tape or glue stick

  • Frame

steps

  1. Using the small circle cutter, cut two 1-inch circles from black card stock for the antennae ends. Cut two 2 1/2-inch circles from black card stock and two 2-inch circles from yellow card stock for the eyes.

  2. With the large circle cutter, cut a 6-inch circle from black card stock for the head and an 11-inch circle from yellow card stock for the body.

  3. Cut an additional 10-inch circle from black card stock, and without lifting up the cutter, adjust the blade to cut a 9-inch circle out of the center, forming a 1/2-inch ring. Cut this ring into quarters to make the antennae.

  4. Cut a 10-inch circle from white card stock and cut this circle into quarters to make the wings.

  5. Cut an 11-inch circle from black card stock and then using a craft knife and a straight edge, cut the circle into 2-inch strips to act as the stripes on the body.

  6. Mount completed bumblebee on a light-blue card stock background using double-sided tape or glue stick, place into frame, and secure frame back into place. (Tip: Use the back insert of the frame as a template for the green card stock background.)

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