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Ladybug Jewelry Craft

How to Make Ladybug Crafts

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Make small, plaster ladybugs that are perfect for pins, necklaces, and more.

Materials Needed:

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray or Vaseline
  • Paint
  • Jewelry Findings
Instructions:
Use plastic spoons, spread lightly with vaseline or spray on the non-stick cooking spray. Fill the spoon with the plaster of paris (mix using manufacturers directions). Use the back of a butter knife to level it off. Set it aside until completely dry, this should take a few hours (once again, see the manufacturers suggestions).

Once the plaster is dry, slide your oval shape out of the spoon. Use red and black paint to make it into a ladybug!

If you are making a necklace, I have found it is easy to use a 2 inch Headpin (this looks like and extra long straight pin without the pointed end). Use a needle nose pliers to bend down the end of the headpin with the flattened edge so it looks like a loop. Insert the straight end of the headpin into the plaster before it drys, covering all of the headpin except the loop you made.

To make a pin, simply use a hot glue gun or tacky glue to attach the pin back onto the back of your lady bug.

This can also be made into a magnet!

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