1) Emperor moth caterpillar – Saturnia pavonia
2) Common wasp – Vespula Vulgaris
3) Common house fly – Musca domestica
4) Earthworm – Ocypus olens
These ‘four yucky bugs made from recycled materials’ were designed to enhance the rustic twig and wire fruit bowl I made last week – I thought a few creepy crawlies resting on the fruit would create the ultimate woodland experience!
Originally, I wanted to make them from the left-over twigs, in the end I opted for pencils and paper clips I found in the ‘man drawer‘ (you know, the one that fills up with old batteries, keys and fuses).
Although primarily designed for the fruit bowl, these bugs would also make great table decorations, especially for Halloween parties (although, I guess, I’m missing the spider!).
Learn how to make bugs made from recycled materials
I’ve included a detailed tutorial on how to make your own bugs below. Have fun and if you have any questions just leave me a comment.
Please note: I was asked about the glue I used. Well, I used a two-part epoxy adhesive called ‘Araldite’. It comes with two tubes, you mix equal amounts, and when it dries it is very strong. The other good thing is that it’s ‘thick’ and it can be dabbed between the segments to create a thick seal/spacer.
1) Collectable instructions – they are useful and they look good
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I thought I’d stick with the pencil theme and bring your attention to the amazing pencil tip sculptures of Dalton Ghetti.