Halloween Yarn Bugs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Terri Bose


These yarn bugs are always a big hit. Make somein orange, white, black and purple to decorate your porch or house this Halloween. They are easy to make and fun to display! Editor’s note: If you are looking for the Garbage Bag Cat craft, it has moved here . Recommended for ages 6-12.

You will need:

Orange Yarn Craft Foam, Stiffened Felt, and/or Heavy Paper

Empty Egg Carton Old

3½” Floppy Disk or Heavy Cardboard Cut to the Size of One

Tacky Glue


Pumpkin Bug Faces

Pumpkin Bug Stems

Bug Feet 

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What you do

Print Pumpkin Bug Faces , Pumpkin Bug Stems , Bug Feet . Many inkjet printers will allow you to run stiffened felt. This will work good for the feet, face, and stem. If using craft foam, print it on regular paper and staple it onto foam and trim around outlines. You can also use heavy index paper. Make a pompon by wrapping yarn around floppy disk (or heavy cardboard) as least 100 times. Mix the yarn colors any way you would like. Cut a 6″ piece of yarn and slide it under wrapped yarn. Tie tightly into a double knot. Turn floppy over and cut completely through yarn on this side. Turn yarn blob sideways and smooth down strands. Cut out 1 section of the egg carton. Trim so it sits securely upside down. Use tacky glue to glue the egg cup upside down on the feet. Cover the top and some of the sides of the cup with tacky glue. Separate the strands of the pompon to fit the egg cup up inside. Press pompon into place. Arrange yarn. Attach face and stem to yarn bug.

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Terri Bose is the owner of MakingFriends.com, a website dedicated to kid's crafts. Terri has been online since the late 90's and her site not only offers free craft projects, many which are for scouts, but she also sells many of the supplies that you need in everyday crafting!

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