Monday, March 24, 2008

Polymer Clay Bugs

Assalm alykom:
When teaching my 5 year old daughter about insects, I wanted her to understand the three body parts and the names of the parts. So, I came up with this idea. Here is how we did it:
Materials needed:
*Polymer clay(Sculpy or Fimo)
*Jewelry wire
*Glass Beads
*Google eyes
Make three small balls from the clay. Stick them together to form the bug. Stick colored glass beads all over the body. Next, measure out about 3" of wire and wrap a small glass bead at the top for the nose. Stick the other end through your insects body. Leave some of the wire sticking from the end for a stinger or tail. Cut wire for the antenna any link you want. Wind the top for the appearance to look real. Cut three pieces of wire about 3" each for the legs. Stick the legs through the body and bend them to make them stand. Cook them according to the directions you have for the clay. After they cool, just glue on some eyes. The bigger the eyes, the more bug-like they look.


Anonymous said...

Salam UmNour,
Masha-Allah what a good idea for remembering the body parts; and the googly eyes make it much more fun!

Erum said...

Assalamu alaykum. generally, nice craft ideas on ur blog masha Allah. the blue bug was looking mouse-like. perhaps because of the nose and the antenna. do insect antenna usually point sideways or forwards; and are they curved or straight at the end? also, are the 3 body patrs generally equal in length?

Um Nour/Hollie Moore said...

Assalam alykom Sabera:

I am glad you liked the bugs.

Um Nour/Hollie Moore said...

Assalm alykom Erum:
I am not really sure how real bugs are supposed to look or how their antenna are to be.I guess it all depends on the bug. However, our bugs where made by a three year old, and a five year old so hence them looking kind of funny. I am glad you like the crafts. Stop by again. I am always doing new things.

Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum
Dear umnour,

Alhamduillah hope you and your family are doing well. I'm in both of your blog it seems you did not have the time to update any of them. Insha Allah hope you will soon.
ma salaama