If you are looking for easy-peasy Bug activities, then these four creepy crawly crafts are for you! And they’re FREE as well! Choose from Ant, Bee, Dragonfly or Ladybug. Print out the template or coloring page and let your students explore their creativity.
Download the template file which includes templates, full size coloring pages and half size coloring pages for each bug. (Download link is at the end of this post). For super easy crafts, students can color the insect with pencils, markers or crayons (don’t forget to add the six legs!). For an added step, they can cut out their masterpiece.
If you want to add a little more challenge, you can have your students glue tissue paper “flowers” to their bug. The picture below includes all that you will need: bug template of choice, scissors, glue bottle, glue stick, squares of tissue paper, background (if you want them to have one) and a black or silver sharpie.
Just a bit of advice…make your bugs half-page size. I can’t tell you how many of my students complain about having to twist and glue enough tissue paper “flowers” to cover a full size craft. I have learned the hard way to use the half-page size, plus it saves on paper and tissue paper!
Next, have students trace their bug body parts and cut them out. (Depending on the age of your students, you might want to do this ahead of time). Using the glue stick, glue the body parts down. With Sharpie or marker, have students draw the six legs and two antennas. Then have them twist tissue paper squares and glue them down on their bug. I like liquid glue instead of the stick because the student can dip the bottom of the “flower” in the glue and then attach. If you use a glue stick, you will have dropping “flowers” or dingy glue stick residue all over the picture once it dries (because we all know that there is no middle ground when it comes to students using the glue stick – either they use way too much or way too little).
Once students are done glueing tissue paper, have them attach googly eyes, eyes stickers or different sizes of dot stickers (like I did here). Draw a mouth and you are done!
Here are examples of the other three bugs…
Download your free templates HERE: