Bug crafts and activities are fun any time of the year since insects are always around and exhibit different behaviors in cold vs. warm weather. When warm weather sets in, some insects bury in the ground or in the leaf debris and stay inactive until warm weather arrives.
Any season is the perfect time of year to start teaching your kids about bugs and insects in a fun and creative way.
The bug crafts and activities listed below also include free science lessons and printables to add, as best fits, your teaching plan. The first bug craft incorporates science and art to help younger students understand insect life cycles.
I don’t know about you, but my kids have always been a little bit really into bugs. Whether it’s beetles or ladybugs, they can’t seem to get enough! We always have a collection jar or container handy in case the kids find a cool bug they want to look at up close for a while.
Over the years, we have studied insects a lot. Some lessons were planned, and some were impromptu. We’ve learned about bees, butterflies, the benefits of insects, how to classify insects, and even how to create an insect collection.
Bug Crafts and Activities
You don’t have to get close and personal with bugs to appreciate them. There are lots of bug crafts and activities you can do with your kids that you both will enjoy and will add to their insect fascination. Try a few of these.
Start with This Bug Craft and Activity
Color, cut, and assemble insect life cycle hats mix art with science!
Insects inlcuded: ladybug, butterfly, grasshopper, ant, dragonfly, mosquito. (Also includes spider, which is not classified as an insect, but an arachnid.)
- FREE Bee lesson and printables
- Free Learn About Butterflies lesson and printables
- Water Strider activity
- Butterfly toilet paper tube craft
- Wire Butterfly Bookmark
- Galaxy Pom Pom Butterfly
- Zentangle Dragonfly Projects
- Monarch Butterfly Paper Craft
- Bees and Insects Activities and Printables
- Toilet Paper Roll Bugs
- 6 Cute Dragonfly Crafts
- Poka Dot Bug Craft
- Butterfly Activities and Printables
- Insect Movement Activity
- Clothespin Dragonfly
- Egg Carton Spring Bugs
- Walnut Bug Craft
- Swat the Bug Activity
- Glowing Lightning Bug Paper Circuit Card
- Bug Hotel
- Paper Butterfly Craft
- Craft Stick Love Bugs
- Fingerprint Bug Jar
- Tissue Paper Bee Craft
- Bottle Cap Lady Bugs
- Ladybug Paper Plate Craft
- DIY Bug Catcher
- Paper Bag Butterfly Craft
- Ladybug K Cup Craft
- Bug Fossils
- Clothespins Caterpillars
- Clay bees and beehive activity
And the bonus bug activity…..