10 Quick & Easy Crafts for Kids With Bugs on the Brain!

Bugs! They're cute, they're creepy, and kids either love them or hate them. If your child's fascinated by all things creepy-crawly, then this list is for you. Craft a clan of caterpillars, build your own bumblebee, make fireflies that glow just like the real thing, and more!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Snail Friend
    Snail Friend

    (Ages 1-6)

    This clay snail makes a great, slime-free pet!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pipe Cleaner Caterpillar

    Are these guys cute or what?! With just a pipe cleaner and some eyes, you can make these adorable little caterpillars in minutes.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Clothespin Grasshopper

    Make a grasshopper with this simple clothes pin craft.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Bumblebee

    This sweet spring bumblebee is made with a recycled egg carton. My kids loved making these cute bees, flying them around the yard, and buzzing away!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Bugs
    Paper Bugs

    (Ages 3-4)

    These little bugs are super silly and so much fun to make!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Plastic Egg Fireflies

    These little fireflies are very simple to make with very little tools involved. The best part: with some LED lights they flicker just like real fireflies in the dark!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Creepy Crawly Pipe Cleaner Spiders

    These fuzzy pipe-cleaner spiders make a great halloween decoration, but hiding one in your parents' shoes is funny any time of year!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Spider Launcher
    Spider Launcher

    (Ages 5-8)

    At KiwiCo, we love launchers because they're a super fun way to play with physics! With this project, your kids can turn a few rubber bands into a stretchy web that launches spiders across the room. While they make their launchers, you can talk to you kids about potential and kinetic energy!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Snail Costume
    Snail Costume

    (Ages 5-11)

    Release your child’s inner nature-lover this Halloween with this darling & simple snail costume!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Bug T-shirt
    Bug T-shirt

    (Ages 1-5)

    Wear your love of bugs on your sleeve with this DIY bug t-shirt! All you need are fabric paints and a few household items.


Get inspired!