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Designed by Dondi Richardson

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Main supplies:

  • One 2” Styrofoam® ball
  • Two 1” Styrofoam® balls
  • One 2 ½” Styrofoam® egg
  • 4 chenille stems

Basic Supplies:

  • Toothpicks
  • Elmer’s® Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue
  • Paint – check to see if it works on
  • Styrofoam®
  • Paintbrush
  • Heavy duty craft snips


1.  Insert a toothpick into the Styrofoam balls and egg. Use this to hold them while you paint. Allow paint to dry. Remove toothpicks.
2.  Shape the 2” ball so that it is slightly pointed on one side. This will be the ant’s face.
3. Looking at the photo, press the balls together to flatten them slightly.
4.  Cut short lengths of the chenille stems, dip into glue and insert into the balls to form the ant’s head and body.
5.  Cut 6 chenille stems in half. Fold into leg shapes. Dip in glue and then insert into the body.
6.  Cut two short chenille lengths for pincers and two short lengths for eyes. Use one half of a chenille stem for the feelers. Dip into glue and insert into the head.


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