4 creepy reasons why you will never throw an old pencil away again
Give worn out pencils a new lease of life by transforming them into creepy crawlies.
Use them to decorate your fruit bowl, or prank the kids by sneaking a bug into their packed lunch!
No.1 Emperor moth caterpillar
Latin name: Saturnia pavonia
Previous life: Staedtler Noris 2B pencil
No.2 Common wasp
Latin name: Vespula Vulgaris
Previous life: W H SMith HB pencil
No.3 Common house fly
Latin name: Musca domestica
Previous life: Berol Mirado HB pencil
Latin name: Ocypus olens
Previous life: Derwent Watercolour pencil
Now you make one
I’ve included a detailed tutorial on how to make your own bugs below.
It’s worth pointing out, before you start, that sawing and sanding pencils is quite a messy business (the pencil lead gets everywhere) - if that’s going to ‘bug’ you, try using some dowel instead.
Go your own way
There’s a lot more creep crawlies you could make using this technique - but I’d love to see a spider, I think that would complete the set!