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Project

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.

Materials

  • Card stock (black, yellow, white, and light blue)
  • Circle cutters (small and large)
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Ruler or straightedge
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick
  • Frame

Steps

  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 4

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

  5. Step 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. Step 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.)

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, May 2012

Reviews (1)

  • Christie1441 17 May, 2012

    I want to make the bumble and the caterpillar. Can I get a picture. I think that would help in the construction,.
    thanks