20 Interesting Insect Crafts for Kids
We’ve got a bunch of Interesting Insect Crafts for Kids to keep you occupied all summer! Have fun with ladybugs, caterpillars, ants and more!
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’d be expected to celebrate insects, or for there to even be a special day for it. However, you’d be surprised to find that insects have quite a few fans, and there’s even a National Insect Appreciation Day on June 8th!
That’s not all, there’s even a day called World Edible Insect Day, celebrating the eating of insects! It’s not really as strange as you may think – 2 billion people eat insects on a daily basis across the world!
With all this talk on insects, we think it’s time to have some fun with insect crafts for kids. Here we’ve lined up some cool projects for kids of all ages, and even the insect-loving kid-at-heart!
20 Interesting Insect Crafts for Kids
1. Papercraft Insect Puppets
You won’t think of insects as creepy crawlies after making this craft – look at how cute they look! You can use these insects as bookmarks or as puppets for your own custom puppet show.
2. Paper Butterfly Craft
If you ask someone which insect is the prettiest, you’ll no doubt find that butterflies are the answer! This paper craft gives you enough opportunity to customize your butterflies with colors of your choice!
3. Very Busy Spider and Hungry Caterpillar Craft
When it comes to insect crafts for kids, you cannot ignore the king of insect stories – Eric Carle! This is a cute little craft based on two of his most popular books – The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider.
4. Stick and Leaf Butterfly Nature Craft
You can make insect crafts for kids from a variety of materials – and you don’t even need to visit a craft store for it! This project inspires you to make use of natural materials like leaves and twigs to make a pretty butterfly!
5. Printable Bug Theme Pompom Match
Even little ones can get involved in making insect crafts for kids with this easy craft. Just download and print the mats, and let kids place pompoms of matching colors on the right spots.
6. Ladybug Corner Paper Bookmarks
If you think butterflies are the prettiest insects, I think ladybugs give them tough competition! And what could be more fun than having a sweet ladybug as your companion while reading, and a reliable pal to mark your place!
7. Bees and Flowers Tic Tac Toe
If you know someone who loves bugs, this little tic-tac-toe game would make a great gift! It’s not as hard as it looks, and if you have some clay and paints, it’s not too difficult to make!
8. Popsicle Stick Dragonfly Craft
When we talk about insect crafts for kids, dragonflies often get left out. Let’s fix this with a cute little craft stick dragonfly craft, complete with large pipe cleaner wings.
9. Ladybug Pencil Topper
Are you absolutely obsessed with ladybugs and want them with you all the time? Well then, this pencil topper craft is perfect for you, and you can even make and share it with your friends!
10. Crepe Paper Butterfly
Crepe paper can be tricky to craft with, especially if they’re in the form of long strips. But that makes them perfect for these little crepe paper butterflies, who are so cheerful they just scream spring!
11. I Spy Insect Game
Summers bring in more bugs than usual, and while that can be annoying for some, you can have some fun with it! Print out these I Spy sheets and see how many of each insect you can spot!
12. Cupcake Liner Caterpillar Craft
The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate through quite a lot of food, including both healthy and unhealthy stuff. Well, if you’ve gorged on a lot of cupcakes and have a bunch of liners left, use them to make this cute caterpillar craft.
13. Seashell Butterfly Craft
If you took a trip to the beach last summer and came home with a bunch of sea shells, we know what you can do with them – turn them into insect crafts for kids, like these cute seashell butterflies!
14. Handprint Ladybug Craft
Here’s another cute craft for toddlers and preschoolers, using handprints of their adorable little hands! Get them to print their hands on colored craft paper and turn them into wings of ladybugs – so cute!
15. Rainbow Caterpillar Button Craft
Do caterpillars always have to be green? Well, we don’t think so, and that’s why we have a rainbow themed caterpillar craft for you, made with colorful buttons!
16. Curled Paper Ant Craft
What’s the most hardworking insect out there? Some may say bees, but we think it’s the humble ant – after all, they do lift up to twenty times their own body weight! This fun craft from Kids Craft Room celebrates ants with some paper curling techniques!
17. Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
If you’ve got old plastic spoons lying around and you’re wondering what to do with them, Crafts by Amanda has the answer – turn them into colorful bugs on felt leaves!
18. Toilet Paper Roll Bugs
If you ask me, toilet paper rolls are perfect for making insect crafts for kids! They’re easily available, can be used for any bug and also stand up by themselves! Check out the post by Made to be a Momma to see how you can make a variety of bugs.
19. Colorful Craft Stick Insects
If you’ve tried making insect crafts for kids out of cardboard tubes, maybe Popsicle sticks should be next! Check out Fun Family Crafts to see how you can make a spider, ladybug, snail, grasshopper and more!
20. DIY Paper Bugs
At the end of the day, there’s nothing like colored craft paper to make insect crafts for kids, and some pipe cleaners to add those fuzzy legs! Get all the instructions over at Tell Love and Party.
These insect crafts for kids use up a variety of craft supplies, from Popsicle sticks to buttons to air-drying clay. That’s the best part – whatever you have at home, you can make a cute little bug out of it!