Bug Crafts for Kids Page 2
How to Make Bug Crafts and Learning Activities for Children
Termite with Moving Mandibles Paper Craft for Kids
What you will need: Card Stock (Heavy Paper), Chenille Stems, Brass Fastener, Tape and Glue
What to do:
1. Print out the termite patterns.
2. After studying termites have your children color the patterns to look like a termite.
3. Punch holes in the mandibles and in the center of the head. Secure the mandibles to the underside of the head with a brass fastener.
4. Tape Chenille stems to the underside of one of the patterns for legs and antennae, and then glue the other pattern over the other pattern to cover the Chenille stems. Leave the top of the head open so that the mandibles move. Glue the mouth (the protrusion at the top of the head) closed.
5. Bend the Chenille stems to form legs.
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"Make a Bug" Game and Steam Activity
What you will need:
Other Decorative Items such as Buttons, Beads, Chenille Stems, and Googly Eyes
How to Make the Bug Game:
1. Give each child a small golf-ball sized piece of play dough, eight toothpicks, and a index card with their name on it.
2. On the word "go" the children should try to make a bug using the play dough and toothpicks, and any other items you would like them to use.
3. After about ten minutes tell your children to stop.
4. Give awards for the: "Scariest Bug", "Prettiest Bug", "Cutest Bug", "Most Creative", "Ugliest Bug", and the "Goofiest Bug". Printable awards are available to members and as a instant download.