Do you want to be creative and make something fun? Why not try making easy popsicle stick bugs with your family or classroom?
Making these critters is simple, requires few materials, and allows you to get in touch with your creativity.
Plus kids will have a blast crafting and decorating their own ladybugs, butterflies and bees!
Read on to find out how to make all three of these wonderfully wiggly popsicle stick bugs with kids of any age.
Wood Craft Stick Bugs
Are you tired of the same old crafts and activities for you, your kids or students? Well with Glued To My Crafts you won’t have to worry about that! Not to mention, you don’t need to spend lots of money or get complicated materials – with just a few popsicle sticks, markers, glue and creativity you can create amazing bugs like ladybugs, butterflies and bees!
Crafting these vibrant bugs is great for developing fine motor skills as well as cultivating an appreciation for nature; plus it’s easy enough to do with young children- they’ll be overjoyed when they’ve made their very own BUG from very basic supplies.
So what are you waiting for? Grab some supplies and let’s start crafting together! You can find ALL the details you need to know, in the full tutorial below! Happy crafting and creating some bug-tastic pieces with your little one today!
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Although I’m personally not a big fan of critters – the little Popsicle Stick Bugs I’m sharing today are ALWAYS welcome in my home!
- 12 Regular Sized Popsicle Sticks
- School Glue
- Various Colors of Craft Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Kid Friendly Craft Scissors
- Colored Cardstock Paper
- Pen or Pencil
- First assemble the base of your bugs. Although we did three different bugs – they all had the same basic SQUARE frame shape. For each, simply glue your popsicle sticks together to look like a fence.
- Set aside to let it dry completely.
- Next have your child paint the front of the popsicle stick fences. We did one frame in red for a ladybug, yellow/black stripes for a bee and orange for a butterfly.
- Set aside to let them dry completely.
- Now cut out the cardstock embellishments to give your pieces life. For the ladybug and bee we just got out antennas, while for the butterfly we traced Lil Man’s hands for the wings.
- To finish off the Popsicle Stick Bugs craft, glue on the paper embellishments and let it all dry completely, before displaying proudly!
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If you are looking for even MORE easy spring themed kid craft ideas, be sure to check out these fun posts listed below:
- Cupcake Liner Bunnies
- Popsicle Stick Flowers
- Paper Plate Bird Nest
- Paper Plate Ladybug
- Cupcake Liner Umbrellas
- Potato Stamped Ladybug Cards
- Cupcake Liner Ladybugs