Kids are fascinated by bugs and a bugs theme has always been a hit at the library preschool story-times. My son loves to look around for bugs outside. They are often small and overlooked, but when we take the time to look for them, we are always amazed by how many busy little bugs we find! to encourage his love of bugs, my son and I made this bug crown craft with some of his favorite bugs! I’ve included the bug pictures we used if you would like to use them too.
- bug pictures template (free PDF download)
- green construction paper size 9″ x 12″
- markers or crayons
- glue stick
Print out the bug pictures template. Color your bugs and then cut them out.
Cut your sheet of green construction in half (length wise) to form two strips. Glue your bugs onto one of the strips.
Now to make the crown! Glue one side of the strips together. Hold the strips up around your child’s head to measure where to glue the other side of the strips together. I always tell my son to to pinch his paper together where the glue is for a few seconds to help keep the pieces from separating when they are bent. We had to add a little more glue to a couple of the bugs because they started to peel off once the construction paper was in a rounded shape.
Let your project dry. Once your crown is ready to wear, put it on a go on a bug hunt outside. How many bugs can you find?
More Bug Crafts!
Egg Carton Ant: paint an egg carton and add some pipe cleaners to make your own ant craft.
Mosaic Butterfly: make a beautiful mosaic butterfly from scraps of construction paper.
Toilet Paper Roll Bee: your preschooler will love making this cute bee craft out of an empty toilet paper roll!