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Spring Insect Crafts - Parenting Now

May 9, 2023
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With the weather warming up, we start to see new insects flying and crawling around. They all have an important part to play in our world around us. Here are some fun crafts to do with your wobbler and toddler that are bug-tastic!

Paper Plate Bee


  • Paper plate
  • Yellow and black construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper


  1. Take your paper plate and cover it with yellow construction paper, or color a white plate yellow with paint, markers, or crayons.
  2. Add black paper strips to the plate.
  3. Fold the paper plate in half.
  4. Once it is folded, use scissors to make a round cut at the end of the paper plate. This will help shape the bee’s body.
  5. The rounded part is going to be the bee’s head. Trim the left side into a point to look like a stinger.
  6. Take some white paper and crinkle fold the paper and glue on the top for wings.
  7. Finish off your bee by adding a pair of googly eyes.

Paper Bag Lady Bug


  • Brown paper bag
  • Red and brown markers
  • Googly eyes or markers


  1. Color the paper bag with a red marker. 
  2. Make large black spots all over to give your ladybug its spots.
  3. Take the googly eyes and glue them to the bottom of the bag where the eyes would go.
  4. You can also draw on eyes with a marker.
  5. You can also add a small nose to the face of the ladybug.
  6. You can use your ladybug paper bag as a puppet and then make other insects such as bees, butterflies, and beetles.

Butterfly Art


  • Tempera paint
  • Q-tips
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • White cardstock
  • Scissors


  1. Draw your child a butterfly. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  2. If need be, you can print one off.
  3. Maybe even have your child draw what they think a butterfly looks like.
  4. Once you and your child are happy with the design, then use your scissors to cut it out.
  5. Give your child a few options of colors with the tempera paint.
  6. Then have them use the Q-tip to paint their butterfly.
  7. When you’re done painting, add pipe cleaners to your butterfly’s head to make the antenna.
  8. (Optional) You can cut a pipe cleaner into six pieces and glue them to the underside to make your butterfly’s legs.

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