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Buzzing fly swatter - Arts and crafts - Educatall

Buzzing fly swatter 

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My daughters have developed a fear of bugs... this little project kept us out of the sun for a while and provided a tool to scare away any flying, crawling, buzzing creature which came their way!

 


 1. Gather your materials. You will need yellow and black pipe cleaners, a hot glue gun, wiggly eyes, a black permanent marker, and fly swatters. We were lucky to find flower-shaped fly swatters at the Dollar store but regular fly swatters will do just fine too.

 

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2. Show children how to wrap the metal "stem" with the pipe cleaners, alternating yellow and black pipe cleaners to create bee-like stripes. You may have to help them get started but they will quickly understand the idea.

 

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3. Encourage them to push down on each pipe cleaner once they are done wrapping it around the "stem". Keep going until you reach the top of the metal portion.

 

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4. Thread two black pipe cleaners through the holes, near the top of the fly swatter. Twist them to secure them in place.

 

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5. Roll them around a marker or your finger to twist them and make them look like antennae.

 

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6. Add googly eyes and use a permanent marker to draw a nose and a mouth.

 

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Patricia-Ann Morisson


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