Bugs and insects are members of the anthropoid family. They have no backbone, an exoskeleton, and three pairs of legs. Most insects have two sets of wings and a pair of antennae on the top of the head. There are quite a few bugs and insects themed crafts children can choose from. For example: ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, caterpillars, flies, grasshoppers, crickets, ladybugs, mosquitoes, scorpions, snails, spiders and worms. They can even create their own unique insect. Bees, butterflies, ladybugs and caterpillars seem to be the favorite among children. They can make caterpillars from recycled egg cartons and a ladybug from a smooth round rock and acrylic paints.
These bugs are cute and easy enough to make. Use a jar lid to make the bug's body. Spread glue all over the cap, as in picture #1. Then sprinkle glitter all over the jar lid, as in picture #2 above. Then add googly eyes. Glue pipe cleaners on the inside of the cap and then spread them out as seen above. You can also paint on a smile if you want to.
Make this cute little pom-pom bug with only a few items. First of all, print these paper feet out. Then color them in whatever color you decide they should be. Then glue them to the bottom of a large pom-pom ball, as seen in picture #2 above. Then glue googly eyes to the front of the pom-pom ball. Next get a pipe cleaner and 2 tiny pom-pom balls. Cut two small pieces of pipe cleaner off (depending how large you want the antennae to be). Glue a small pom-pom ball to the top of each pipe cleaner piece. Let them dry and then paste each antennae to the back of the large pom-pom bug. Let dry and then you can have fun playing with your little bug.