Making littlecraftybugs With Hats & Tiaras

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Are you making our pom pom 'littlecraftybug' craft kits? Here's some hints and tips on how to make our pom pom bugs with hats and tiaras.

This page will be helpful if you're making our princess or Rudolph reindeer littlecraftybugs

  1. We find it easiest to start with the feet. If you have a pom pom bug with pre-cut sticky feet, just push the feet out from the surround.
  2. If you have a pom pom bug with a foam square, draw a large heart shape on the foam square (a pencil is best) and cut it out. The pointed end of the heart should then be rounded off with the scissors. In case there's any pencil outline left, use this side as the underneath of the feet!
  3. It's also a good idea to write names on the bottom of the feet at this stage if you are making these in a group craft session.
  4. To help the body pom pom to stick to the feet, use scissors to give the pom pom a haircut on one side - just a trim though! Not only will it help the pom pom stick, it will stop it rolling off the feet before the glue dries.
  5. To attach eyes and noses, put a small spot of glue onto the body pom pom, where you want the little bits to go, rather than putting the glue on the small pieces. This is far easier as little hands won't be trying to transfer gluey items from their gluey fingers!
  6. Exposing glue (especially fast or high tack glues) to the air momentarily before joining parts together improves the speed of bonding. PVA glue is not a particularly fast drying adhesive, which is why it's used in kids crafts. If you choose to use standard PVA, we suggest time is allowed before the bugs are moved, packed in party bags etc.
  7. To fix your tiara to the pom pom body, push them gently out of the die cut frame - scissors are not necessary.
  8. If they need colouring in or embellishing, do this before attaching to the pom pom body. Then gently part the pom pom so that you can see the centre of the pom. Add a blob of glue into the centre of the pom and then place the die cut shpe around the core of the pom, fluffing the pom pom back up when finished.
  9. When you attached your tiara it helps to lean it against something until the glue dries.
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