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4 Bright DIY Bug Crafts To Make With Your Kids

Come make these adorable bug crafts with your kiddos!

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They will have a blast building up their scissors skills as they put together these fun bug crafts.

We have some hilarious bug jokes and facts that will be perfect for all the kids in your life, so keep reading and a super cute freebie you won’t want to miss.

Bug Crafts Options

These bug crafts will be a lot of fun!  Just keep scrolling and you will find step by step instructions to complete these adorable kids crafts

The instructions will help you make these crafts from scratch.

And if that’s not for you, we have craft templates for each of the bugs.  The templates will make this into an easy cut and glue craft for those of you who don’t have a ton of time

Each template includes the following:

  • 1 PDF with 8 total pages
  • Size 8.5X11
  • Black and white template: Print, Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Template (Already Colored): Print, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • A coloring sheet
  • 8.5 by 11 A craft poster

Just click on the image below to go to the templates.

Supplies Needed To Make Your Bug Crafts

  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayon
  • Templates (Optional)

How To Make Caterpillar Craft

caterpillar instructions

Step 1

Head

  • Cut out a dark green circle

Step 2

Body

  • Cut out 3 light green circles
  • Cut out 2 dark green circles
  • Glue the circles together
  • Glue the head onto to the body
caterpillar craft cut parts

Step 3

Legs

  • Cut out 5 leg shapes
  • Glue to the body

Step 4

Face

  • Cut out 2 white circles (outer eyes)
  • Cut out 2 smaller black circles (inner eyes)
  • Glue the white circles to the head
  • Glue the black circles to the white circles
  • Draw a mouth on the head

Step 5

Antenna

  • Cut out 2 black rectangles
  • Cut out 2 black circles
  • Glue the rectangles to the head
  • Glue the circles to the black rectangles
completed caterpillar craft

How To Make Your Spider Craft

spider craft instructions

Step 1

Head

  • Cut out gray circles

Step 2

Face

  • Cut out 2 white ovals (Outer eyes)
  • Cut out 2 smaller black ovals (inner eyes)
  • Glue the outer eye to the head
  • Glue the inner eye to the outer eye
  • Cut out a pink crescent (smile)
  • Glue to the head

Step 3

Legs

  • Cut out 8 leg shapes
  • Glue to the head
spider construction paper craft

How To Make Snail Craft

snail craft instructions

Step 1

Body

  • Cut out a green half crescent
  • Cut out 2 green rectangles
  • Glue to the half crescent
  • Cut out 2 green circles
  • Glue the circles onto the rectangles

Step 2

Eyes & Mouth

  • Cut out 2 white circles (outer eyes)
  • Glue to the green circles
  • Cut out 2 smaller black circles (inner eyes)
  • Glue to the outer eyes
  • Draw a pink mouth onto the body

Step 3

Shell

  • Cut out a large orange circle
  • Glue to the body
  • Cut out a smaller yellow circle
  • Glue to the orange circle
  • Cut out a smaller orange circle
  • Glue to the yellow circle
  • Cut out a smaller yellow circle
  • Glue to the orange circle
snail construction paper craft

How To Make Ant Craft

ant craft instructions

Step 1

Head

  • Cut out a red circle

Draw a black mouth on the head

Step 2

Body

  • Cut out a red oval (middle body)
  • Cut out a red raindrop shape (last body)
  • Glue the middle body to the head
  • Glue the last body part to the middle

Step 3

Feet

  • Cut out 4 feet shapes
  • Glue to the body
ant construction paper parts

Step 4

Eyes

  • Cut out 2 white circles (outer eyes)
  • Glue to the green circles
  • Cut out 2 smaller black circles (inner eyes)
  • Glue to the outer eyes

Step 5

Antennas

  • Cut out 4 red rectangles
  • Glue the 2 rectangles on the head
  • Glue the last 2 rectangles to the other rectangles
final ant craft

Easily Add Your Own Touches To Your Bug Crafts

There are so many ways to make these bug crafts uniquely yours.

You could change the paper; instead of using construction paper, you could use felt or foam.

Instead of using plain old scissors you could use craft scissors.  Craft scissors are super fun, they have different edges so when you cut instead of a straight line you get a design. 

Glitter, it can be messy but its also a lot of fun.  I like to glitter the eyes and sometimes the noses.  Wings are a great thing to add glitter too.

Just have fun.  Don’t overthink it.  Enjoy this time with your kiddos making bug crafts!

Bug Facts

  • Fruit flies were the first living creatures to be sent into space.
  • A bee’s wings beat 190 times a second, that’s 11,400 times a minute.
  • The stag beetle is the largest species of insect to be found in the UK.
  • Caterpillars have 12 eyes!
  • One dung beetle can drag 1,141 times its weight – that’s like a human pulling six double-decker buses!
  • A single honeybee colony can produce around 100kg of honey each year – that’s 220 jars!
  • Large groups of fireflies sometimes flash in unison.
  • Large groups of fireflies sometimes flash in unison.
  • The red postman butterfly develops its own poison by eating toxic plants!
  • Ladybirds sometimes play dead to avoid predators.
  • Male giraffe weevils use their long necks to fight each other.
  • A sea skater’s leg hair traps air, enabling it to float on water.

Want more fun bug facts check out Nat Geo.

ant, caterpillar, spider, snail crafts

Bug Jokes

  1. Why did the queen bee go to the doctor?  
    • She had hives!
  2. What is the greasiest bug?          
    • A butter-fly!
  3. What do you call an ant who likes to be alone?   
    • Independant
  4. Why did the bee cry?     
    • He missed his honey
  5. What is the biggest ant in the world?      
    • An eleph-ant!
  6. What’s a moth’s favorite class at school?
    • Moth-matics!
  7. How do bees brush their hair?   
    • With honey comb!
  8. Where do butterflies like to dance?         
    • Moth balls!
  9. Where do sick bees go?
    • The wasp-ital!
  10. What is a mosquito’s worst fear?              
    • The S.W.A.T Team.
  11. How do you measure a mosquito’s hard drive?    
    • With bug bytes.
  12. How many ants are needed to fill an apartment?               
    • Tenants

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