Summertime means flowers, animals foraging and plenty of bugs. This is a fun craft to help teach kids about insects, or just something fun and colorful to do one afternoon! If you have a group of kids, you could make an entire tree! Great for a classroom display.
School will be starting up again soon, so think about how cute this display would be in your classroom. A great way to get everyone acquainted and create something together.
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As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
1 sheet green felt
Craft paint: brown, black and white, and other colors of your choice
Tools: Sandpaper, paintbrush, toothpick, scissors, hot glue gun, green marker
Print the leaf pattern here
Sand the back side of the spoons and the handles.
Paint the handles brown.
Paint the spoon in colors of your choice.
Let them dry then apply a second coat to everything.
Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add polka dots.
You can use a toothpick for smaller dots.
Use the handle end of the paintbrush to add white for the eyes. Let the white dry completely.
Add black dots to the white eyes using a toothpick.
Cut out leaves from green felt.
Draw the leaf veins on with a green marker.
Cut a small hole near the base of each leaf.
Insert the spoon handle into the leaf’s hole until the leaf can go no further.
Add a dab of hot glue to secure the bug to the leaf.
NOTE: Googly eyes can be used instead of painting the eyes, if you prefer.
If you liked this craft, you’ll love these adorable spoon bugs from my friends at Paging Fun Mums!
More animal crafts
I have plenty of ideas for animal crafts here. I’ve also hand picked a few I thought you might like below! Hope you and the kids have fun!