Smoothfoam Valentine – Bee Mine!

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Add this sweet little honey bee to a “Bee Mine” bouquet for your Valentine!

Smoothfoam Valentine Bee Mine

Materials:

1″ Smoothfoam ball
2-½” Smoothfoam egg
DecoArt Americana Paints:  Bright Yellow, Black
Chenille stems:  black and yellow
Wiggle eyes
Black acrylic beads
Scrap of stencil plastic
Valentine sticker – “Be Mine”
Sandpaper, paintbrush, skewer
Serrated craft knife, wire cutters
Black marker
Glue gun, craft glue

1.  Trim off a bit from the large end of the egg for the body, and one side of the ball for the head.  

2.  Sand off the seams on both the ball and egg and paint them yellow, then let dry. Paint black wide wiggly stripes on the body as shown, and paint the back of the head black, leaving a wiggly heart-shaped area in yellow for the face. You can wiggle the edges of the lines with either a small paint brush or use a black marker after the paint is dry.

3.  Glue the head to the body. Poke holes in the top of the head with a skewer to insert two short pieces of yellow chenille stem for the antennae. Slide black beads on the ends – secure each end with a little craft glue.

Smoothfoam Bee ornament

4.  Glue the wiggle eyes onto the face. Add the nose and mouth with the black marker.

5.  Poke three holes in the body near the head on each side.Cut the black chenille stem into six small pieces, add glue to the holes and slide the stem pieces into the holes.  Slide black beads onto the ends of the stems.

6.  Cut heart-shaped pieces of the stencil plastic for wings and glue to the back.

7.  Adhere the “Be Mine” sticker to the front of the bee. Pin a small ribbon loop to the back of the bee to hang or poke a skewer up through the bottom to use like a plant stake.

 

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