Bugs can be fun, especially when you are little… teach your kids about these tiny creatures with some adorable bug crafts! Whether you are looking for a cute bug your kids can end up playing with or an educational hands-on activity, there is a craft here for you! All of these crafts are super cute and easy to make, there’s nothing better than a budget-friendly craft. Grab your supplies, gather the family and buckle up for a fun-filled afternoon!
After crafting with your kids, treat yourself to some free printables! I created a variety of templates to help you get organized in any area of your life!
Here are the crafts I found:
Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bugs Craft
Source: Our Kid Things
Bugs are a part of everyday life, so let’s teach our kids about them in a fun way. To bring bugs even closer, take the afternoon off and work on this craft. To make this one, you’ll need some yarn, googly eyes, and a few other basic craft supplies. They’re too cute!
Wooden Craft Bumble Bees For Kids
Source: The Inspiration Edit
Bugs and insects don’t have to be scary, right?! You can teach your kids they can be friends with these little creatures by incorporating some bug activities into your crafting sessions. Just take a look at these big eyed bumble bees. They are so adorable!
Egg Carton Ants
Photo credit: Learn Craft Grow on Instagram
Egg cartons aren’t hard to come by at my house lol! If you feel like creating a cute craft with the family without spending a bunch of money, grab some of these, and turn them into cute little bugs. Your kids will love this activity and it won’t break the bank!
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Photo credit: Selçuk & Esra Bilgin on Instagram
Insects are a wonderful part of nature and can teach us a lot about life. If you’re looking for a cheap learning craft… take a look at this DIY cardboard caterpillar activity. It’s not only extra fun but extra educational… as it will help you teach your kids about its transformation into a butterfly. Isn’t that magical?
Coffee Filter Ladybug Craft
Source: Life With Darcy and Brian
Are you stuck at home on a boring rainy day? Instead of just watching videos on the iPad, you can make this ladybug craft with the kids! You’ll need some coffee filters and about 30 minutes. Your little ones can invent all the games they want with their little bugs. Too fun!
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Pine Cone Love Bugs
Source: Fireflies and Mud Pies
I don’t know about you… but I really don’t like bugs. But my kids don’t have that problem lol. They love catching little bugs and playing with them. If you don’t want to bring bugs into your home, you could make these cute little ones. This tutorial shows you how to make love bugs out of pine cones!
Insect Clothespin Craft
Source: Little Passports
If you want to teach your kids to love every creature on this wonderful Earth, this insect craft is a great way to do that. It shows you how to make a few different types of bugs. Your kids will love making all those bugs and playing with them afterward. The best part is, you just need a few clothespins and buttons to make them! Too easy!
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Printable Bugs Finger Puppets
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
Do you want to save money this summer and need some cheap craft ideas?! These finger puppets are perfect when you want to craft something with your little ones while saving money at the same time. Plus, you can teach them interesting facts about bugs in the process. Win win!
Egg Carton Ladybug Craft for Kids
Source: Buggy and Buddy
Ladybugs may be the cutest insects ever! These are incredibly easy to make and you’re kids will love decorating / painting them. So if you have some leftover egg cartons that you’re not sure what to do with, make some cute little lady bugs!
Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft
Source: Mommy Made That
Pompoms might be one of my favorite things to make crafts with and I add them to about anything. If you’re like me, this pom-pom caterpillar craft is going to be perfect for the spring or summer months. The caterpillars are adorable and super easy to make. Plus, your kids can choose their favorite colors!
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The Very Busy Spider Webs
Source: The Crafting Chicks
I love the “The Very Busy Spider” book…. and this craft is inspired by that story. To make your own busy spider, you’ll need a paper plate, a hole punch, twine, scissors, and some beads. Once you’re done, your kids can play along with your spider web while you read the book!
Cute Ant Craft
Source: Blue Bear Wood
Ants are one of the BUSIEST bugs out there. If you want to teach your kids about these hardworking little bugs you can make these colorful little ants. Each of them can be in a different color, with bodies in one color and legs in another. They also have googly eyes that just add to their cuteness!
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Stain Glass Bug Craft
Source: I Heart Crafty Things
Spring is the season when everything starts blooming and the weather finally starts to warm up. It’s also the perfect time to bring some bugs and insects into your home art projects. Your kids will love this one! The tutorial shows you how to paint ladybugs and butterflies like stained glass. Cuteness overload!
Rainbow Marbel Butterflies
Source: Hello Wonderful
Have a box rigitoni that you don’t mind use for a craft project?! You can make these rainbow butterflies with some pasta and a few other basic craft supplies. They’re the most vibrant bug craft you’ll come across and can be done in three simple steps. So, call your kids and get down to crafting!
Ladybug Painted Rocks
Source: Crafts by Amanda
Do you want to decorate your garden with your kids’ art masterpieces? Well, that’s super easy with these cute little painted rock bugs. For this project, you just need some rocks and outdoor paint. The outdoor paint will ensure nothing ruins your new decorations!
Caterpillar Paper Chain Craft
Paper chains are always fun and I love them since they’re super simple. This one is even more fun because it’s a cute caterpillar. Plus, you need only 3 supplies. If you’re looking some an easy paper craft to make with the kids, this is it!
Bug Hunt Sensory Bin
Photo credit: Little Wriggles Sensory on Instagram
Sensory activities are crucial for a toddler’s development. If you’re looking for an easy-to-make sensory bin, check out this bug hunt! Let your baby wander through all the bugs and learn their shapes. You can also use it to teach them the colors and develop their fine motor skills
Cardboard Tube Grasshopper
Source: The Craft Train
This grasshopper might be the cutest bug out of the bunch. The google eyes might be the only thing you don’t already have at home… so this project is another cheap one to make with the kids this summer
Easy Paper Plate Bee
Source: Non-Toy Gifts
We all know how important bees are for the planet’s wellbeing. That’s why we need to start teaching our kids about their importance! With this paper plate bumble bee craft, you can let your kid’s creativity shine while teaching them the importance of these little creatures! Grab the paint, paper plates, and get to learning!
Now that you have more bug crafts than you know what to do with, let’s get down to work! Grab your kids, your supplies, and a free afternoon! The best part about these crafts is that your kids will have a cute little creature to play with for the rest of the night, nothing better than a craft that lasts!
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