Golf Ball Garden Buggies

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Ladybugs! Bumblebees! Frogs! Birds!

Create these wonderful creatures from old golf balls. A simple step of curling the wire ends makes the project kid-friendly. You assemble them and the kids paint them!

Fun golf ball garden buggies for a recycled Earth Day craft project.

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You Will Need...

  • Golf balls
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Metal washers, nuts, screw
  • Primer
  • Craft paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Black Sharpie pen
  • Adhesive
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Electric drill
  • 3/64 drill bit
  • Safety glasses and gloves

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Bend wires to desired shapes. Curl all ends that will be exposed to make these garden buggies kid-friendly.

  • Step 2

    Drill holes approximately 3/4″ deep using 3/64″ drill bit. Use a vice to hold the balls steady while drilling.

  • Step 3

    Use Sharpie to mark locations for drilling holes for legs, antennae, etc.

  • Step 4

    Use adhesive to attach nut for nose (ladybug, bee), screw for beak (bird), washers for eyes (frog).

  • Step 5

    Paint base colours: frog (green), bird (blue), ladybug (black and red), bumblebee (black and yellow).

  • Step 6

    Do finishing touches for each buggie. Frog: use Black Sharpie to draw eyes, nose, and smiling mouth. Ladybug: Paint or draw wings and spots. Bumblebee: Draw stripes with Black Sharpie and fill in with paint. Bird: Paint eyes with white paint, add details with Black Sharpie. See images for colours for legs and antenae.

  • Step 7

    Wash and dry golf balls. Decide which buggies you want to make and get supplies ready.

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One comment

  1. Melissa Will Melissa Will

    There seems to be a technical problem – the steps appear out of order! You can see complete instructions on my blog at empress of dirt dot net until I can edit this post properly.

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