20+ Insect Crafts for Kids (Easy to Make)

20+ Insect Crafts for Kids
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Do your little ones love insects or do they see them as creepy crawlies to be avoided at all costs? Either way, I think your kids will love making these fun insect crafts. Be sure to read to the end to discover all 20+ of them.

You won’t be able to stop at making just one of these bug crafts for kids:


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Fun Facts about Insects

  • Insects are the largest group of animals with a population of over 15 quintillion.
  • Insects were among some of the only animals that survived the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs.
  • A stick bug holds the record for the largest insect at a whopping 25.2 inches!
  • Not every insect is a pest. Bees are responsible for the survival of 80% of our plant species.

You can read more about insects when you visit Britannica.

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Bug Crafts for Kids

1. Flying Dragonfly Craft (FREE Printable)

Dragonfly Craft for Kids and other flying bug crafts
DRAGONFLY CRAFT

Are you looking for easy crafts that even preschoolers and kindergarteners can enjoy? Then this printable dragonfly craft is just what you need. Simple color in the insects and glue it to the clothespin to watch it fly. You can claim your free, printable template when you click HERE.

2. Grasshopper Craft (with FREE Template)

Grasshopper Craft
Grasshopper Craft

Did you know that there are over 11,000 different species of grasshoppers? Some of their unique characteristics include their coloring and chirps. This is your kids’ permission let their creativity roam free and create a grasshopper that is just as unique as they are. You can view the instructions for this grasshopper craft when you click HERE.

3. Spider Craft for Kids

Spider Craft for Kids
Spider Craft

This spider craft is perfect year-round, but especially for spooky season. The detachable legs make for a great activity to improve counting and fine motor skills. You can learn how to make this easy peasy craft when you click HERE.

4. Spider Web Mobile

Spider Web Mobile

Did you know that spider silk is several times stronger than steel? Celebrate these amazing creatures with this spider web mobile craft. You can view the set of instructions when you click HERE.

5. Ants at the Picnic Craft for Toddlers

Picinic Craft

I know that it’s an unspoken rule to not play with your food, but I think you can make an exception for this Picinic craft. You can learn how to make this simple summer-time craft when you click HERE.

6. Beehive Craft (with Paper Bees)

BEEHIVE CRAFT FOR KIDS STEP 5
Beehive Craft

Bees are by far the most important insects, and possible creatures, in the world. They are responsible for the survival of over 80% of plant life. Click HERE to learn how to make this paper beehive craft.

7. Bumblebee Craft (with Newspaper Stripes)

BEE CRAFT STEP 3
Bumblee Craft

What I love most about this bumblebee craft is the use of newspaper. Newspaper is a great may to make use of items you already have lying around your house and lower your carbon footprint. Want to learn how to make this recycled newspaper craft? Click HERE.

8. Butterfly Coloring Pages (FREE Download)

BUTTERFLY COLORING PAGES
Butterfly Coloring Pages

To continue with our bug theme, we have these absolutely adorable butterfly coloring pages. They’re a great way to pass time. You can claim your free, printable coloring pages when you click HERE.

9. Butterfly Craft for Kids (with Recycled Newspaper)

BUTTERFLY CRAFT FOR KIDS
Butterfly Craft

This easy butterfly craft is the perfect activity to add to your insect unit in your preschool or elementary school classroom. It is the perfect craft for kids of all ages. Want to learn how to make this winged creature craft when you click HERE.

10. Ladybug Craft (with Newspaper Details)

PAINTED LADYBUG CRAFT STEP 3
Ladybug Craft

In need of more cute bug crafts? Then check out this ladybug! Not only is it a great craft for kids of all ages, but it also utilizes recycled newspaper to give it a unique spin. You can read the full set of instructions when you click HERE.

11. Valentine Bug Crafts

VALENTINE BUG CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Valentine Bug

This paper plate lady bug is the perfect craft for Valentine’s Day! Simply replace it’s spots with hearts for the perfect seasonal craft. Want to read the full set of instructions? Click HERE.

12. Easy Apple Art with worm

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APPLE TEACH APPRECIATION DAY GIFT

Yes, we know that works aren’t technically part of the insect family. However, I’d like to think that they are friends with their neighborhood bees and butterflies. You can learn how to make this worm in an apple craft when you click HERE.

13. Caterpillar Paper Craft (with FREE Template)

CATERPILLAR CRAFT FOR KIDS
Caterpillar Paper Craft

Are you looking for crafts that can accompany story time in your preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, or homeschool classroom? Then look no further! This paper plate caterpillar craft is the perfect activity to accompany the book the ” The Very Hungry Caterpillar “. You can read the full set of instructions when you click HERE.

14. Fun Paper Plate Cicada Craft for Kids

CICADA CRAFT FOR KIDS
Paper Cicada

In need of crafts suitable for older kids? This paper cicada is a great craft to challenge your little ones. Want to learn how to make this cicada craft? Click HERE.

15. Easy Bee Craft for Kids

EASY BEE CRAFT FOR KIDS
Bee Craft

If you liked the other bee crafts then you will love this one. The newspaper wings makes this bee craft truly unique. You can learn how to make this bumblebee activity when you click HERE.

16. DIY Squeegee Painted Butterfly Kids Craft

Squeegy Painted Butterfly Easy Kids' Craft
Squeegy Painted Butterfly Easy Kids’ Craft

This DIY Squeegee Painted Butterfly uses household items like popsicle sticks, googly eyes and a pipe cleaner, to create something new and beautiful. Want to read the full set of instructions? Click HERE.

17-23. 7 Easy Bug Crafts for Kids

Bug Crafts

Whether bees, butterflies, spiders or grasshoppers are your favorite, this bug craft collection has soemthing for everyone. These fun bug crafts are great for younger and older kids alike. You can view the collection when you read “7 Easy Bug Crafts for Kids“.

24. Bugs in the Grass Fingerprint Craft

BUGS IN THE GRASS CRAFTS FOR KIDS
bugs in the grass

This bugs in the grass craft is the perfect project for preschoolers and toddlers working to master those essential fine motor skills. And they get to practice using scissors too! Each creation is unique and leaves lots of room for creativity. Learn how to make this fun and simple bug craft HERE.

25. Firefly Puppet

FIREFLY PAPER BAG PUPPET
FIREFLY PUPPET

The best crafts to make are the ones that you can keep playing with after creation. This firefly puppet is the perfect make and play Summer craft. You can find the full tutorial HERE.

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