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.
- Grasshoppers & Crickets
- Praying Mantis & Walking Stick Bugs
Easy Ant Puppet
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Pine-cone Bumble Bee Craft
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
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
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
This thumbprint craft is extremely fun for children to do and makes an adorable keepsake project once completed.
Torn Paper Bee Craft
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
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.
Coffee Filter Butterflies
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
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
This craft is easy to make, fun to play with and can even be used as adorable decorations once playtime is finished.
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
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.
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.
Button Caterpillar Craft
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
This absolutely adorable dragonfly craft is easy for children to put together and it gives them hours of sparkly playtime fun afterward.
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
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
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
With this cute thumbprint craft, catching fireflies in a jar has never been easier!
Band-Aid Lightning Bugs Craft
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
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!
Grasshopper and Cricket Crafts
Toilet Paper Roll Grasshopper
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
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
These clothespin grasshoppers are a blast to make and the kids are sure to love playing around with them afterward.
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
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
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.
Paper Ladybug Craft
These paper ladybugs may look complicated but they are actually really easy to make.
Egg Carton Ladybugs
This is another simple egg carton craft that your kids are sure to have fun with.
Ladybug Headband/Hat for Preschoolers
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
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.
Praying Mantis and Walking Stick Bug Crafts
Paper Plate Praying Mantis Craft
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
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
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!