Bug & Transforming Butterfly Craft
Do you step outside in the summer and instantly get swarmed by bugs? I certainly do, as soon as I set foot on the patio those bugs fly right into my forehead, eyes and up my nose, how annoying isn't it?! Well I figured I'd take my frustration as inspiration to create an easy activity for kids to do this season, after all, some of those bugs out there are pretty amazing creatures! Use simple circles to make these bugs, including this transforming caterpillar to a butterfly version (watch the video in this post)! Kids will love flipping the caterpillar over to reveal its beautiful butterfly wings.
See my how-to video right below here at The Art Dream!
You're going to love the transforming caterpillar version of this bug craft! Just check out the video to see how I made it. All you'll need is a large circle punch, these come in great handy, but of course you can cut out some circles by tracing a cup or something round. Here's a list of some other materials you'll need...
Step 1. Cut out some circles, mine are 3 1/2 inches. Cut a mouth into your circle too.
Step 2. Fold them in half, then paint one side, fold them in half again to transfer the paint onto the other side creating symmetry.
Step 3. Cut out wings using some old clear plastic. Some plastics you can even fold in half so you can cut two wings simultaneously.
Step 4. Keep the bug folded and punch holes on the rounded edge, bend pipe cleaners to make some legs.
Step 5. Glue on wiggle eyes and any other embellishments you'd like!
Be sure to make all sorts of bugs, use inspiration from your own backyard, I especially love lightning bugs or you may call them fireflies. They are one of the most amazing wonders our world has to offer and they're right outside our own homes!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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