|Myrrh's Bug Headband Craft|
Firm U shaped Headband
Optional: Pom Poms. FYI: I don't know of any arthropods that have balls on the end of their antenna. The girls didn't care, they liked the way they look.
Note to self: If you have pipe cleaners, pom poms and a glue gun on hand, you might be a crafter, just sayin'.
|Making Bug Antennae Headband Craft|
1. Take a pipe cleaner and wrap it tightly around the top of the headband.
Suggestion: Be sure to start wrapping with the end on the top of the headband. This helps keep the pointy end of a pipe cleaner from poking your child's head.
2. With the 2nd pipe cleaner repeat # 1.
Suggestion: Wrap it the same amount of times, trying to make sure that both are the same length.
3. Place a dab of glue on the top of the pipe cleaner, the one furthest from the headband.
Suggestion: The hot glue gun came in handy and was fast. I have tried letting the kids use regular school glue, tacky clue, etc... for pom poms and pipe cleaners. It doesn't work well and can take forever to stick.
4. Squeeze the pom pom onto the tip top of the pipe cleaner. Hold it a few seconds until it feels secure.
5. Let the child to shape (re-shape) their antennae once the glue is dry, they are now good to go.
Optional: One of the headbands was slippery plastic. I hot glued either end and in between the antennae on the headband to keep it from sliding.
Optional Suggestion: You could use color coordinated rubber/hair bands on either end of the wrapped pipe cleaner for similar results, depends on how picky your child is about how it looks.
The girls were thrilled with their creation. It was a fun quick craft that they felt successful about and wore with pride.
|Wearing their bug craft creations while enjoying VBS workbook.|