Plaster of Paris
9" black chenille
2 wobble eyes 2mm
See the Plaster Chapter for more instructions, hints, tips, and ideas.
A soup spoon works well because it is more round.
Ahead of time
- Brace the spoon handle on some notepads or magazines so that the bowl lays flat.
- Mix up the plaster of Paris and pour into the spoon.
- Insert a PVC ring near the end of the spoon where the head is going to be. Let it harden.
- When it is hard, heat the spoon for a few seconds on the stove. This will heat the metal of the spoon and it will expand. The plaster will pop right out. Round the edge by rubbing it with a stick. This removes the very thin edge that would break off anyway.
To construct a ladybug
- Paint the body red.
- Paint the head black.
- Dip the end of a Q-tip into black paint and dab spots on the body. Spin the Q-tip to make a rounder spot.
- Hot glue the wobble eyes in place.
- Cut the chenille into three pieces 3" long.
- Hot glue the middle of the chenilles to the middle of the body on the flat side with a big glob of glue.
- Put a bend in the middle of each leg and spread them out.
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