50 Bug Crafts for Kids

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50 bug crafts for kids

What is it about kids and bugs? There’s just something about those little critters that simply draws my children straight to them no matter where we are!

Craft projects are not only fun, but they’re great for for kids to learn about insects at the same time.

I started rounding up a few ideas for my kids to do, but there are so many great bug crafts to share I just kept going. I’ve found 50 of the most popular bug themed crafts produced by some very talented bloggers.

Go ahead and check them all out! You’re sure to find something fun to create.

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Ant Crafts

Easy Ant Puppet


Toddler Approved

This awesome puppet craft is a lot of fun for kids to make and play with. As an added bonus, this post also tells you how to make a fun ant themed snack to have with the kids too.

Pasta Ants & Pasta Trees


The Pinterested Parent

Another two-for-one craft is this adorable pasta ants and pasta tree craft from The Pinterested Parent blog. They are very easy to put together and a lot of fun to make for kids of all ages.

Toilet Paper Roll Ants


Toddly Mummy

This craft puts a little bit of a spin on the traditional toilet paper roll craft and your kids are sure to have a blast learning about the different parts of these insects as they are being created.

Spoon Ants


Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities

If you have a ton of plastic spoons laying around, then this is a great craft for you to have your kids put together. They are sure to love playing with these for hours.

Fingerprint Ants


I Heart Crafty Things

This adorable fingerprint ants at a picnic craft is super easy to make and is one that the kids are sure to love putting together.

Egg Carton Ants



These cute little egg carton ants are super easy to make but they are even more fun for kids to play with after craft time ends.

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Bee Crafts

Pine-cone Bumble Bee Craft


Easy Crafts For Kids

This pine-cone bumble bee craft is another great fall project to do with the kids. They’ll love hunting for the perfect pine-cone to use and you’ll love using them as adorable decorations once the kids are done with them.

Paper Bowl Bee Craft


I Heart Crafty Things

Instead of using a traditional paper plate, these cute bees are made with paper bowls instead. This gives them a bit of a 3-D look and makes them a little more fun for the kids to play with after craft time.

Popsicle Stick Bee Craft


I Heart Crafty Things

If you like using popsicle sticks when crafting, then this particular bee craft is a great project for you to try with the kids.

Thumbprint Honey Bees and Hive Craft


Artsy Craftsy Mom

This thumbprint craft is extremely fun for children to do and makes an adorable keepsake project once completed.

Torn Paper Bee Craft


Primary Theme Park

These torn paper bees are so much fun to make that your little ones will want to make an entire hive’s worth! They are very simple to make and your kids will love playing with them after craft time.

Footprint Bumble Bees


Learn Create Love

These footprint bees are simply one of the cutest keepsake crafts on this list. Plus, they make terrific gifts to give to the grandparents in your children’s lives.

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Butterfly Crafts

Coffee Filter Butterflies


Honey and Lime

Little ones love making these colorfully painted coffee filter butterflies just as much as they love playing with them once craft time is finished.

Bow Tie Pasta Butterflies


Free Kids Crafts

This beautiful bug craft is perfect for kids of all ages to make and you likely have all the materials you need right on hand. That makes this a perfect craft to do with your kids right now!

Cupcake Liner/Clothespin Butterflies


Crafty Morning

This craft is easy to make, fun to play with and can even be used as adorable decorations once playtime is finished.

Leaf Butterflies


Free Kids Crafts

These butterflies made from sticks and autumn leaves are pretty to look at and very easy for kids of any age to make.

Woven Craft Stick Butterflies


The Craft Train

This is another craft that may be a little difficult for younger children to do but older children are sure to love making these beautiful woven craft stick butterflies.

Handprint Butterflies


I Heart Crafty Things

These handprint butterflies are not only a lot of fun for kids to create, they can easily turn into treasured keepsakes for parents once their kids are finished making them.

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Caterpillar Crafts

Button Caterpillar Craft


Divine Lifestyle

These button caterpillars are so cute, your kids will want to make a whole bunch of them to play with. They are very easy to make and a great way to work on those fine motor skills too.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Necklace


Buggy and Buddy

Based on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, this fun bug craft is super easy to make and your kids will love wearing it while you read the book together!

Caterpillar Paper Chain Craft



This colorful craft is fun to make for all ages. Plus, it helps kids to learn about making patterns while also allowing them to work on their fine motor skills.

Egg Carton Caterpillar


Crayon Box Chronicles

Kids love creating these colorful caterpillars that are made from recycled egg cartons. Just add a little paint and a bit of pipe cleaner to them and your kids with have a blast with these for hours!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sponge Painting


Buggy and Buddy

This really neat sponge painted caterpillar craft is another fun and easy one based on Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Rainbow Loom Caterpillars


Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls

These rainbow loom caterpillars look cool, fun to play with and easy to make for older kids. Note that this craft is better suited for older children, so kids under five may find this craft challenging.

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Dragonfly Crafts

Spoon Dragonflies


Laughing Kids Learn

After craft time ends, these pretty plastic spoon dragonflies make terrific playtime props that provide kids with hours of fun. Plus, they are incredibly easy for kids of all ages to put together, which makes it a great activity to do in a group setting.

Clothespin Dragonflies


Crafty Morning

This dragonfly craft is tons of fun for kids of all ages to make and can even be used as adorable decorations once playtime is over.

Egg Carton Dragonfly Craft


Crafty Morning

This recycled egg carton craft is a blast for kids to make and the bright colors make it a fun, beautiful craft to play with for hours.

Easy Noodle Dragonfly Craft


Crafty Morning

Easily one of the prettiest dragonfly crafts on this list, your children are sure to love using their imaginations to create these little critters.

Paper/Foam Dragonfly Craft


All Kids Network

This absolutely adorable dragonfly craft is easy for children to put together and it gives them hours of sparkly playtime fun afterward.

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Firefly Crafts

Glow-In-The-Dark Fireflies


Tippy Toe Crafts

With just a touch of glow-in-the-dark paint, these fireflies are sure to excite your little ones once the lights go out.

Firefly Sun-catcher Craft


I Heart Arts n Crafts

Fun to make and beautiful to look at, your kids are sure to love having these firefly sun-catchers hanging in their bedroom window.

Paper Bag Lightning Bug Kids Craft


I Heart Crafty Things

These paper bag firefly puppets are incredibly easy to create and tons of fun for kids of all ages to play with.

Thumbprint Fireflies in a Jar Craft


There’s Just One Mommy

With this cute thumbprint craft, catching fireflies in a jar has never been easier!

Band-Aid Lightning Bugs Craft


No Time For Flash Cards

These band-aid fireflies are super easy for kids of any age to make and they are absolutely adorable to hang up around the house.

Light-Up Easter Egg Fireflies


Apartment Therapy

Unsure of what to do with all those plastic eggs you have leftover from Easter? If so, this neat light-up firefly craft is a perfect solution to that dilemma!

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Grasshopper and Cricket Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Grasshopper


Easy Child Crafts

Use recycled toilet paper rolls to create these fun grasshoppers with your kids! This craft is a great way for them to learn about the different parts of the grasshopper’s body and make for a great imaginative play prop later.

PomPom Grasshopper Craft


Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities

These little grasshoppers are super cute and a whole lot of fun to play with. Make a whole bunch of them with your kids to give them adorable props for hours of imaginative play after craft time.

Clothespin Grasshopper Craft


Simple Kids Crafts

These clothespin grasshoppers are a blast to make and the kids are sure to love playing around with them afterward.

Footprint Grasshoppers


Pick Ease

Your kids will hop at the chance to create these footprint grasshoppers! They are super easy to make and can even be kept (or given away) as keepsake art.

Paper Plate Cricket Craft


Glued To My Crafts

Based on another Eric Carle book, The Very Quiet Cricket, this paper plate craft is a lot of fun for kids of all ages to make.

Chirping Cricket Craft


Better Homes & Gardens

The biggest reason kids love this toilet paper craft is the fact that it is designed to create a chirp-like sound similar to a cricket! That makes this craft a great learning experience as well as a neat prop for hours of playtime fun.

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Ladybug Crafts

Paper Ladybug Craft


Easy Peasy and Fun

These paper ladybugs may look complicated but they are actually really easy to make.

Egg Carton Ladybugs


One Little Project

This is another simple egg carton craft that your kids are sure to have fun with.

Ladybug Headband/Hat for Preschoolers


Make And Takes

These ladybug headbands are so much fun to make! Plus, your kids will love wearing them around the house while pretending to be ladybugs once craft time is over.

Paper Roll Ladybug Craft



This lady bug craft is made from a toilet paper roll which is easy to make and your kids are sure to love playing with them too.

Painted Rock Ladybugs



Simply grab a few smooth, round rocks from outside and some paint for this super fun ladybug craft.

Ladybug Button Art


Easy Peasy and Fun

This is a super cute lady bug craft project that the kids are sure to have fun putting together and it makes for a lovely piece of wall art once they’re finished.

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Praying Mantis and Walking Stick Bug Crafts

Paper Plate Praying Mantis Craft


Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities

This is not your traditional paper plate craft! These paper plate praying mantises are tons of fun for kids to put together and they are sure to love playing with them too.

Praying Mantis Paper Craft


The Magic Crayons

Aimed at slightly older children, this praying mantis paper bug craft is a lot of fun to make and it teaches kids about the different parts of these cool insects.

Walking Stick Bug Craft


Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities

Kids love creating these walking stick bugs just as much as they love playing with them. Plus, it gives them the opportunity to learn all about these neat little creatures that can blend into their surroundings like chameleons.


There you have it! 50 of the most popular bug crafts that are available on the internet right now. With so many different options to choose from, your biggest chore now is simply choosing which craft project your kids will enjoy the most!

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