Bug Crafts for Kids

Our bug crafts for kids will show you the cuter side off all those itsy bitsy critters. Afraid of spiders or bugs? You won't be afraid of these ones - they are adorable! 

First we will start with an adorable ladybug craft and then we will give you some great ideas for spiders, caterpillars, butterflies and more!

Lady Bug Craft Preview

We think that creating bug crafts is a great way to teach about these little critters indoors. 

Little Crafting, Then a Little Learning!

Once you have spent the afternoon crafting up these bug crafts for kids you can follow it up with a hike in the woods to find the real thing - just make sure if they bite or sting you don't touch them!

There is no need to be scared of these bug crafts. 

Bug Crafts for Kids: Paper Roll 

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper roll
  • Markers (red & black)
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipecleaner
  • Pom poms
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Age Range:

  • 5 years and up

Time to Complete:

  • 30 minutes
Step by Step Instructions for our Ladybug Crafts

Step #1:

Cut your paper roll into thirds. We will use one third for our ladybug. Cut one side and leave a half circle for our ladybug head.

Step #2:

Draw a circle from the bottom of your half moon area of paper roll. Color all the roll read, except for that circle. 

Step #3:

Color the circle with black marker, leave a circle in the center for its nose – color this red. Add black dots all around the paper roll, these are your lady bugs’ spots.

Step #4:

Glue googley eyes onto the black circle area of your paper roll. Draw on a mouth as well.

Step #5:

Bend a red pipe cleaner into a V shape. Glue a black pom pom to each end of the pipecleaner. Glue this onto the back of where your ladybugs head is. 

Now we have an adorable little lady bug! Be sure to look below we have a ton more bug crafts for kids to share with you.

Bug Crafts for Kids

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We are always creating more crafts so the best place to keep up to date is our what's new page - each of our new crafts are posted there. You will never miss a craft!

Need rainy day activities? We have a ton of great spring activities for those rainy days and great summer word searches to keep the kids busy. 

Use your hands and make a ladybug with our friends over at Red Ted Art and their ladybug craft.

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