Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bugs! An Insect Related Craft Project for Kids

bugs!, originally uploaded by Loopy Dolls.

I've made these bugs with children ages 2-9 and they have all enjoyed this project. Using only black and glitter paint gives the bugs a nice unified result.

The kids (ages 3-5) made these adorable bugs last week. Here's how we did it:

  • Materials Needed:
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • pipe cleaners cut into quarters
  • Googly Eyes
  • White Glue
  • Black Tempera Paint
  • Sparkly Siver Tempera Paint

Make three balls with the Model Magic; these are for the head, thorax, and abdomen. Stick the balls together. Stick the pipe cleaners right into the clay. Paint your bugs with sparkly black paint. Finally, glue the googly eyes into place. 

Crayola model magic is neat stuff. I'm a huge fan. You can paint it and even draw on it with markers while it is still wet. It is not messy at all. It dries completely in about 15 hours.