Nicole™ Crafts Sand Bug

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Sand Bug

Take the idea of sand art and expand on it a bit by using a few more supplies. We made a bug, but with a little creativity, you can use the many different plastic and acrylic containers and colors of sand available at A.C. Moore to make all sorts of things!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:45 minutes

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the glue. If only making one of bugs, adjust supplies accordingly.
  • 2
    Sand Bug (larger image): Use funnel to fill bottle with desired colors of sand. Wrap and twist three chenille stems around bottle and one around cap as shown. Glue to secure. Cut to desired lengths. Glue 1-1/2 inch pom poms to top of cap and bottom of bottle as shown. Cut one 4 inch piece of chenille stem. Bend in half and glue folded end to back of head for antennae. Glue 1/2 inch pom poms on the ends of antennae and on face for nose. Glue on eyes as shown.
  • 3
    Glow Sand Bug (smaller image): Use funnel to fill bottle with desired colors of sand. Cut two 6 inch pieces of Yellow chenille stem. Bend into wing shapes and glue to bottle as shown. Cut two 3 inch pieces of Orange chenille stem. Curl and glue to cap for antennae. Cut two 1 inch pieces of Blue chenille stem. Bend in half and glue to top of cap. Glue Bright Green pom poms to Blue chenille stems, then glue wiggle eyes to pom poms. Glue remaining pom poms to bottle as shown.
  • 4
    Don't forget: the only limit is your creativity. Instead of chenille stems, buy other supplies to make other objects.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:45 minutes

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Clear Acrylic Plastic 12 inch Stretch Bottle 104179509
  • Nicole™ Crafts Plastic Bottle 4-1/2 inch 104186073
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. White 104180314
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. Light Blue 104180315
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. Lavender 104180317
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. Yellow 104180323
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. Brite Green 104180326
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. Blue 104180319
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. Orange 104180322
  • Nicole™ Crafts Plastic Funnel 2-1/2 inch Diameter 104183161
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 100 pc. 1/2 inch Neon 104276837
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 50 pc. 1-1/2 inch Multi-Color 104276862
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 12 mm Multi-Color 12 pc. 104277497
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 20 mm 35 pc. 104233382
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 7 mm 144 pc. 104234514
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928