- 30 Minutes
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What You'll Need
1 Gather your materials!
Make sure you have your 3Doodler stencil, and your other materials. Once you start Doodling you will not want to have to stop and hunt for what you need.
2 Prep the stencil
Take your tape and place it over the stencil. This way you can easily remove or manipulate the plastic while it is soft.
3 2D stencil becomes 3D bug
Next, take some tissue paper and ball it up so that it fills the underneath side of the top body part of the stencil. Now, you should be able to curve your stencil around the tissue paper as you Doodle the body, resulting in a curved 3D outline of the top body of your bug.
4 Fill in the body
Next, pop off the top body outline from the stencil. Feel free to place the wad of tissue paper back underneath the shell of your Doodle (to provide support),and begin filling in the rest of the top body until there are no more large gaps.
5 Doodle the underbelly
Time to flip back to your stencil! This time you are going to Doodle the bottom body section. When complete, pop off the Doodle and attach it to the bottom of the curved top body piece using the hot tip of your 3Doodler pen plus little dobs of filament to serve as "glue".
6 Make it stand
Doodle the three left legs and three right legs and attach them carefully to the body of your cicada.
7 Doodle the different colored wings
You're onto the wings! Switch out your filament color as you Doodle wing 1 and wing 2.
8 Attach the wings
Using your new color, to be consistent, attach each wing to the sides of your Cicada and position them so they lay along the body, as we do in our GIF here.
9 Add eyes and your done!
In this final step, switch colors again to add eyes to your Cicada. And with that, you're done! Step back and admire your work.