Beetle pendant

Beetle pendant

This children’s craft is perfect as a present for Mother’s Day. In the ancient Egypt, the beetle was an amulet for good luck.

Beetle pendant

Ventajas

  • To develop creativity
  • To develop the artistic sense.

Materiales

  • Salt pastry
  • A small knife or a very sharpened pencil
  • Paint
  • Varnish and a paintbrush
  • A toothpick
  • A thin cord

Pasos a seguir

Put floor on the working surface so the salt pastry does not stick. Take a piece of salt pastry and make a little sausage. Squash it a bit.

Beetle pendant paso 1

Make a small ball of salt pastry and stick it to the beetle’s body. Make two small balls and stick them with water to make the eyes. Draw pictures in the beetle’s back with the toothprick.

Beetle pendant paso 2

Pierce the beetle’s body with the toothprick in order to make the hole to put the cord through.

Beetle pendant paso 3

Bake the beetle. Wait until it is cool and paint it turquoise, as the Egiptians amulets, or the beetle’s real colour

Beetle pendant paso 4

Varnish it. When it is dried, put the cord through the hole.

Beetle pendant paso 5

Especificaciones

  • Edad: 7 years
  • Tiempo: 1 hour
  • Dificultad: Medium

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