7 Easy Insect Crafts for Kids

I never thought that I would say bug are “cute”, but these ones really are. And I know that you will use your imaginations and make them your own. Who says that your bee has to be yellow…maybe yours is bright green or pink? The instructions for the easy insect crafts for kids are just a guideline. Choose your own colors and decorations for the insects. Just have fun with it! Make one or make them all. You cannot go wrong!

Project 1: Bee

INSECT KIDS CRAFTS BEE
INSECT KIDS CRAFTS BEE

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Yellow paint
  • Small black pompoms
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Scrap of black construction paper
  • White construction paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil

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Step 1: Make a triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to make a triangle out of the 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Give the glue plenty of time to dry. *You may want to make up several triangle frames and let them dry overnight. Then you will be ready to make lots of crafts without the wait time.
Make a triangle frame
Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Fill it in

  • Place the triangle on the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of yellow paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
  • Give the paint time to dry.
  • Cut a triangle out of the yellow construction paper, just a little small than the frame. (Included in printable template)
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to adhere it to the back of the popsicle stick frame.

Step 3: Add the details

  • Cut an oval out of the black scrap of construction paper
  • Then, cut wings from the white construction paper
  • *Template below
  • Last, glue on 2 lines of small black pompoms for the bee’s stripes. If you do not have small pompoms, no worries. Just use a little black paint and make lines of fingerprint marks to form the stripes OR paint/draw on the black lines
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS BEE
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS BEE

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Project 2: Butterfly

INSECT KIDS CRAFTS BUTTERFLY
INSECT KIDS CRAFTS BUTTERFLY

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • Scissors
  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Pink paint
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pomom
  • Pink Construction paper
  • Hot pink construction paper
  • Scrap of black construction paper
  • 2 Small googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Small black pompoms
  • Pencil

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to make a triangle out of the 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Give the glue plenty of time to dry. *You may want to make up several triangle frames and let them dry overnight. Then you will be ready to make lots of crafts without the wait time.
  • *See picture in Project 1

Step 2: Fill it in

  • Place the triangle on the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of light pink paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
  • Give the paint time to dry.
  • Cut a triangle out of the light pink construction paper, just a little small than the frame. (Included in printable template)
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to adhere it to the back of the popsicle stick frame.

Step 3: Add the details

  • Cut two wings out. I used hot pink paper for this, but you should use your favorite colors for this butterfly. (You can find the template below)
  • Also, cut out the head from black construction paper. (Template below)
  • Add the details to the wings as desired. You can use the details from the template or draw in details with paint or markers
  • Glue the head in place and add some googly eyes.
  • Place a line of Elmer’s glue down the center and make the body from small black pompoms.
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS BUTTERFLY
INSECT CRAFT FOR KIDS BUTTERFLY

Project 3: Grasshopper

INSECT KIDS CRAFTS GRASSHOPPER
INSECT KIDS CRAFTS GRASSHOPPER

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Light and dark green construction paper
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • 2 Small googly eyes
  • Light green paint

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to make a triangle out of the 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Give the glue plenty of time to dry. *You may want to make up several triangle frames and let them dry overnight. Then you will be ready to make lots of crafts without the wait time.
  • *See picture in project 1

Step 2: Fill it in

  • Place the triangle on the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of light green paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
  • Give the paint time to dry.
  • Cut a triangle out of the light green construction paper, just a little small than the frame. (Included in printable template)
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to adhere it to the back of the popsicle stick frame.

Step 3: Add the details

  • Use the printable and trace the grasshopper parts onto the darker green construction paper
  • Glue the pieces in place according to the picture below.
  • Add some googly eyes
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS GRASSHOPPER
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS GRASSHOPPER

Project 4: Spider

INSECT KIDS CRAFTS SPIDER
INSECT KIDS CRAFTS SPIDER

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Black paint
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Assorted googly eyes
  • Tape
  • 3 Black pipe cleaners

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to make a triangle out of the 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Give the glue plenty of time to dry. *You may want to make up several triangle frames and let them dry overnight. Then you will be ready to make lots of crafts without the wait time.
  • *See picture in project 1

Step 2: Fill it in

  • Place the triangle on the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of black paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
  • Give the paint time to dry.
  • Cut a triangle out of the black construction paper, just a little small than the frame.
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to adhere it to the back of the popsicle stick frame.

Step 3: Add the details

  • Cut the three black pipe cleaners into thirds
  • Tape the legs onto the back of the triangle and give a little bend
  • Glue on a variety of googly eyes
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS SPIDER
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS SPIDER

Project 5: Beetle

INSECT KIDS CRAFTS BEETLE
INSECT KIDS CRAFTS BEETLE

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Aqua paint
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Aqua construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • 2 Small googly eyes
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Scrap of purple construction paper

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to make a triangle out of the 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Give the glue plenty of time to dry. *You may want to make up several triangle frames and let them dry overnight. Then you will be ready to make lots of crafts without the wait time.
  • *See picture in Project 1

Step 2: Fill it in

  • Place the triangle on the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of light green paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
  • Give the paint time to dry.
  • Cut a triangle out of the light green construction paper, just a little small than the frame. (Included in printable template)
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to adhere it to the back of the popsicle stick frame.

Step 3: Add the details

  • Use the template to cut the parts of the beetle from aqua paper (and scrap of purple)
  • Glue the pieces in place according to the picture
  • Add some googly eyes and
  • Last, draw on details like mouth and eyebrows using a black sharpie
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS BEETLE
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS BEETLE

Project 6: Snail

INSECT KIDS CRAFTS SNAIL
INSECT KIDS CRAFTS SNAIL

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Newspaper
  • Purple paint
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Purple construction paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • 1 Medium googly eye
  • Black Sharpie marker

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to make a triangle out of the 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Give the glue plenty of time to dry. *You may want to make up several triangle frames and let them dry overnight. Then you will be ready to make lots of crafts without the wait time.
  • *See picture in Project 1

Step 2: Fill it in

  • Place the triangle on the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of purple paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
  • Give the paint time to dry.
  • Cut a triangle out of the purple construction paper, just a little small than the frame. (Included in printable template)
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to adhere it to the back of the popsicle stick frame.

Step 3: Add the details

  • Cut the details from orange paper using the template below.
  • Then glue the pieces in place according to the picture
  • Last give your snail a googly eye and draw on a mouth
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS SNAIL
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS SNAIL

Project 7: Ladybug

INSECT KIDS CRAFTS LADYBUT
INSECT KIDS CRAFTS LADYBUG

SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

  • 3 Large popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Newspaper
  • Clothespin
  • Medium pompom
  • Red paint
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Mini black pompoms

Step 1: Make the triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to make a triangle out of the 3 large popsicle sticks
  • Give the glue plenty of time to dry. *You may want to make up several triangle frames and let them dry overnight. Then you will be ready to make lots of crafts without the wait time.
  • *See picture in Project 1

Step 2: Fill it in

  • Place the triangle on the newspaper and squeeze out a little bit of red paint.
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
  • Paint one of the triangle tips black for the head of the ladybug
  • Give the paint time to dry.
  • Cut a triangle out of the red construction paper, just a little small than the frame.
  • Once the paint is dry, use the glue stick to adhere it to the back of the popsicle stick frame.

Step 3: Add the details

  • Fill in head of the ladybug with the black Sharpie and draw line down the middle
  • Glue mini black pompoms for the ladybug’s spots and let the glue dry.
  • *If you do not have mini pompoms, draw on dots or use your pinky finger to make painted black dots.
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS LADYBUG
INSECT CRAFTS FOR KIDS LADYBUG

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INSECT KIDS CRAFTS

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