By Patty Cox
x 20” Pacon® cellophane, yellow, red, green, black (or
clothespin - doll pin
- glue stick
decorative edger scissors
- 2 black
chenille stems - Pacon®
length black thread or nylon filament - Pacon®
1. Cut a 16” x 20” sheet of yellow
cellophane. Lay on a flat surface. Cut a 16” x 10”
sheet of green cellophane. Place on top half of yellow cellophane.
2. Cut a 13” x 9” oval red cellophane with edger
scissors. Tip: To cut an oval, fold red cellophane in half,
then in quarters. Round edges. Place on yellow cellophane,
below green rectangle.
3. Cut a 16” x 20” sheet of black (or blue) cellophane.
Cut ovals from top and bottom section as shown. Tip: Fold
black cellophane in half lengthwise, then in quarters. Cut
oval half from center of quartered cellophane, along folded
4. Fold layers in half lengthwise, leaving yellow sheet flat.
Run a line of glue stick along yellow cellophane center. Lower
layers and press at center glue line. Fold top black layer
in half lengthwise. Run a line of glue stick along center.
Lower layer and press at center glue line. Dot outer edges
with glue stick to hold layers together.
5. Round lower wing corners with decorative edge scissors.
Cut 4” triangles from each side. (at the center see
6. Cut 1/2” wide strips of black cellophane from remaining
scraps. Apply glue stick on one side of strip. Wrap cellophane
‘tape’ around clothespin top and each leg of clothespin.
7. Gather and crinkle center glue line of cellophane moth
with fingers. Push gathered center top into clothespin. Bend
black chenille stem in half. Insert fold in clothespin. Bring
ends up on clothespin back. Twist stem together to moth ‘neck’.
Open ends forming two antennae. Twist second chenille stem
around neck to secure the antenna and body to wings. Tie a
length of nylon filament to hang the moth.
Pacon® cellophane, chenille
stems, nylon filament, Fiskars® decorative edger scissors
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