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20 Insect Crafts for Kindergarten: Buzzing with Creativity

Buzzing with Creativity: 20 Insect Crafts for Kindergarten Explorers!

Are you ready to embark on an imaginative journey filled with buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies, and wiggly worms?

Well, you’re in for a treat because we’ve gathered 20 fantastic insect crafts tailor-made for our kindergarten explorers and their equally curious comrades.

Get ready to unleash your artistic prowess and transform ordinary materials into extraordinary insect masterpieces that will make your creativity take flight!


INSECT crafts for kids


 1. Butterfly Paper Plate Craft

Butterfly Paper Plate Craft

Paper crafts are fun and mess-free.

Grab some colorful paper plates, paint, and googly eyes to create your very own fluttering butterflies. Watch as your masterpiece takes flight!

From https://www.glitteronadime.com/create-paper-plate-butterflies-with-dot-markers/


2. Beehive Hand Print Bees

Beehive Hand Print Bees

Get busy with scissors and glue to craft a buzzing beehive collage.

Use different textures and colors to make your bees and hive come to life.

To make this particular craft you need some willing hands, non-toxic kids’ paint, cardboard or paper to make wings, and some googly eyes.

Check from https://emmaowl.com/bottle-top-beehive-and-hand-print-bees/


3. Ladybug Rocks

Ladybug Rocks

Collect some smooth rocks, paint them red, and add black dots to create adorable ladybugs.

All you need are rocks, posca pens, Mod Podge (if you can manage), and a pencil.

These little critters make for perfect garden decorations!

From https://www.simpleeverydaymom.com/simple-diy-ladybug-rock-art-even-kids-can-do/


4. Spider Web Yarn Craft

Spider Web Yarn Craft


Explore the art of weaving by crafting your very own spider web using yarn and popsicles.

Here you need yarn in black and orange color. Glue, scissors, and a few popsicle sticks.

Add a cute plastic spider for extra spookiness!

From https://buggyandbuddy.com/popsicle-stick-and-yarn-spiderweb-craft-for-kids/


5. Walking Ant Finger Puppets

Walking Ant Finger Puppets

Transform your fingers into marching ants with simple felt and googly eyes.

You will need the ant printable template, cardstock, wiggle eyes, craft stick, scissors, and glue.

Act out your ant adventures with these adorable finger puppets.

From https://kidscraftroom.com/walking-ant-craft/


6. Dragonfly Clothespin Craft

Dragonfly Clothespin Craft


Turn ordinary clothespins into vibrant dragonflies by painting them in bright colors.

Attach googly eyes and flutter those dragonfly wings!

You need

  • Wooden clothespins
  • Turquoise or red paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Glitters
  • Small black pony beads
  • A hot glue gun
  • and scissors

From https://iheartcraftythings.com/sparkly-clothespin-dragonfly-craft.html


7. Firefly Jar Lanterns

Firefly Jar Lanterns

Create a magical jar filled with glowing fireflies using battery-operated tea lights.

Watch your jar light up the night with a warm and enchanting glow.

You will need

  • Water Bottles or Pop Bottles
  • Tissue Paper
  • Glow Sticks
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Googly Eyes
  • Foam Sheets
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Glue Gun

Check the tutorial from https://onelittleproject.com/pop-bottle-firefly/


8. Caterpillar Pom-Pom Craft

caterpillar pom-pom

Craft a squishy caterpillar using colorful pom-poms and googly eyes.

See how long you can make your caterpillar by adding more pom-poms!

You can check it here.


9. Grasshopper Popsicle Stick Craft

Grasshopper Popsicle Stick Craft

Hop into creativity with popsicle sticks and green paint!

Add googly eyes and craft a jumpy grasshopper ready for adventure.

Check https://inthebagkidscrafts.com/7-easy-insect-crafts-for-kids/


10. Insect Nature Collage

Insect Nature Collage

Take a nature walk and collect leaves, twigs, and flowers. Use your treasures to create a beautiful collage featuring insects in their natural habitat.

You will need

  • Bug Collage Instructions and Template
  • Card Stock paper, black
  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Metallic markers

Check https://artprojectsforkids.org/bug-magazine-collage-2/


11. Spider Handprint Craft

Spider Handprint Craft


Trace your hand to create the body of a spider, and add eight wiggly legs.

Personalize your spider with fun colors and googly eyes!

You will need

  • Construction paper
  • Paper plate
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • One hole punch
  • Black yarn
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue tape

From https://onelittleproject.com/handprint-spider-craft/


12. Honeycomb Tissue Paper Craft

Honeycomb Tissue Paper Craft

Craft your honeycomb using colorful tissue paper.

Add a few paper bees for a sweet touch to your masterpiece.

Choose your color and make your occasions more entertaining.

Check for detailed steps https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ideas/how-to-make-tissue-paper-honeycombs.html


13. Butterfly Clothespin Craft

clothes pin butterfy

How cute is it looking?

Turn clothespins into adorable butterfly craft.

Stick them on your fridge or wall and let your butterflies flutter around.

You need

  1. Clothespins
  2. Pom poms
  3. Pipe cleaners
  4. School glue or low-temp glue gun
  5. Google eyes

From https://childhoodmagic.com/easy-clothespin-butterfly-craft-idea/


14. Snail Shell Art

Snail Shell Art

I got these pictures from Instagram and thought it is cute and creative.

Why don’t you try something like this?

Collect snail shells and turn them into works of art!

Paint the shells in vibrant colors and arrange them to create a beautiful snail masterpiece.


15. Insect Headband Parade

Insect Headband Parade

Craft insect headbands using paper and elastic bands.

Parade around your classroom with your friends, showcasing your favorite insects.

You will need

  • Ladybug headband printable
  • 65lb white cardstock paper
  • Colored pencils (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

From https://nontoygifts.com/ladybug-headband/


16. Grass Caterpillar Craft:

Grass Caterpillar Craft


Use green construction paper to create a long, slithering grass caterpillar.

Add googly eyes and watch it crawl across your desk.

Or use the real grass to create the effect.

You will need

  • Knee-high pantyhose
  • Potting soil
  • grass seed
  • pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • pom poms
  • hot glue gun & glue

From https://afewshortcuts.com/how-to-make-a-grass-caterpillar-for-your-garden/


17. Bug Bingo Game:

Bug Bingo Game

Create your very own bug-themed bingo game.

Draw and color various insects on a bingo card, and have a blast playing with your friends.

Check https://natureinspiredlearning.com/bug-bingo/


18. Spider Web Plate Craft:

Spider Web Plate Craft


Transform paper plates into intricate spider webs using yarn.

You will need

  • printable template
  • paper plate
  • pencil
  • black marker
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • acrylic paint (green and white)
  • paintbrush
  • white yarn
  • white paper
  • color papers (red, black, purple, and gray)

Add a plastic spider for an extra spooky touch!

From https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/spider-paper-plate-craft/


19. Beetle Button Art:

Beetle Button Art

Craft a colorful beetle using buttons of various shapes and sizes.

Arrange them to create a beautiful mosaic beetle.

Check youtube.com


20. Fly Swatter Painting:

Fly Swatter Painting


Grab a fly swatter, dip it in paint, and swat away on paper to create unique insect-inspired paintings.

It’s a messy, but incredibly fun, way to express your creativity!

From https://playteachrepeat.com/fly-swatter-painting/


My Take on Insect Crafts for Kindergarten

As we wrap up our insect crafting expedition, take a moment to marvel at the buzzing bee collages, fluttering butterfly paintings, and adorable ant-finger puppets that now grace your creative space.

You’ve ventured into the world of insects armed with scissors, glue, and boundless imagination, and the result is a kaleidoscope of colorful critters that showcase your artistic brilliance.

Remember, the world of crafting is as vast and varied as the insect kingdom itself, so keep exploring, keep creating, and let your imagination soar to new heights.

Until our next crafting adventure, happy crafting, my insect-loving friends!


Insect Crafts for Kindergarten