Thursday, May 19, 2011

Making cork bugs @WBCL

What to do with a HUGE donation of wine corks that is both fun and able to be done by many ages of participants? The answer of course is make a bug from the cork. We had both plastic and real cork ones to work with and used both. I pre-drilled the leg holes on all of them and brought 16 penny nails to class to use as punches if needed.

We used colored chenille stems for the legs and to attach the wooden bead head while creating the antenea. Some added wings too.Each leg got a small wooden bead for a foot to give it some stability and counter the weight of the cork body. Some of the participants even created flowers for the bugs to sit on.
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