You probably noticed that this grasshopper craft isn’t green, like most that you see. That’s because this is a species of grasshopper called a Luber Grasshopper. They are unique, and their different color helps them blend into their natural habitat. This type of grasshopper also doesn’t have the ability to fly. Their wings are too small for the size of their body.
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Fun Facts about Grasshoppers
- There are about 11,000 species of grasshoppers.
- Grasshoppers have two antennae, 6 legs, two pairs of wings and small little pinchers.
- They often have camouflage for their specific habitat.
- Female grasshoppers are usually bigger. In general, grasshoppers are from 2 inches to 5 inches in length.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Grasshopper craft template
As always, this list of basic craft supplies is part of the master list that we use for all of the crafts that we make at In the Bag Kids’ Crafts. Get the list, fill your bag, and you’re ready to go. No more running to the store or putting off crafting with your kids because you don’t have all of the right “ingredients”. I hope this helps you spend way more time creating things together as a family.
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How to make a Grasshopper Craft
Step 1: Cut and Paint the Plate
- Cut the paper plate in half and place it on the newspaper.
- Squeeze out some orange paint and use the pompom to paint the Grasshopper’s body.
- Give the paint some time to dry.
Step 2: Use the Grasshopper Craft Template
- Download and print the Grasshopper template. It’s part of our “Super Cool Bug Crafts” collection.
- Use it to cut out all of the pieces for your bug craft.
*All of the parts of your grasshopper will be cut out of orange paper.
Step 3: Paint Your Grasshopper Craft
- Now that your template pieces are all cut out, add some details.
- Squeeze out a little of each color of paint and just have fun with it.
- Use q-tips and pompoms to add some highlights and details to the Lubber Grasshopper parts.
Step 4: Put It Together
- It’s time to put all of the pieces of your Grasshopper craft together. Use the glue stick to attach the template pieces to the paper plate as shown.
- Last, cut out and add some antennae.
Now that you know how to make this fun and interesting grasshopper craft, it’s time to make him some friends. Our Super Cool Bug Crafts collection includes insects such as the praying mantis, bumblebee, dung beetle, picasso bug, lightning bug and more.