Summer is best time to start crafting ornaments. You can hang this little honey badger on the tree or eliminate the cord hanger and set him just about anywhere, honey badger don't care. (I couldn't resist) This is one of several woodland animal ornament tutorials that I will be posting in upcoming days.
You will need:
6 Inches gold wire (optional for hanging)
3-inch foam ball (76mm) You can use white but I chose the green ones because I had them on hand
6 ml wiggle eyes
White bump chenille stems
Black pony bead
Black fun foam
Waxed paper to cover work surface while painting
Tacky craft glue
Black acrylic paint
Serrated steak knife
1. Using the serrated knife carefully cut the foam ball in half. Rub the two halves together to sand off any rough places.
2. Place the foam ball half on waxed paper and brush some black acrylic paint over the entire surface and let dry.
3. Download the foot pattern and trace onto lightweight cardboard. Use it to cut out four feet from the fun foam.
4. Cut three equal sections of the bump chenille stem. (See photo) Dab a bit of glue on three ends together and thread on a pony bead. (Nose) Add some more glue on the other ends and the foam ball. Insert all three ends into the foam on the other side up and over the back bending to fit the curve. Place a rubber band all around to hold till the glue sets. (See photo)
5. Cut three more sections of bump chenille like you did before. Twist three of these sections together. (Tail) Insert the three open ends meeting the ones you previously inserted adding glue on the back and bending to fit the curve around. Bend the tail upward a bit. Wrap a rubber band around the entire piece to hold in place till the glue dries. Let the glue dry completely.
6. Turn over and work on the bottom. Trace around the foam ball onto a piece of scrap black felt and cut out. Using the tacky glue attach fun foam feet all around. Add some more glue and attach a loop of gold cord (optional) and the black felt circle to cover it all. (See photo) Let dry.