Cute BUG Craft – using Spoons and Pipe Cleaners!

Bug Crafts

These little bugs were so cute and FUN to make!

We had a fair few plastic spoons left over from my daughters birthday and I remembered a similar bug craft we have done in the past using bottle caps seen here.

Materials needed

  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Plastic spoons
  • Pipe cleaners (3 per bug)
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paper
  • Felt pens

*Edited to include this link to the directions as per request in the comments below. You can find the full copyrighted  directions here at Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities.

Easy Bug Craft

My daughter thought they would make a great hair accessory too ;).

Bug Craft

We also thought it would be fun to make a butterfly so we followed the same steps as above but added wings to the wrapped pipe cleaners using cardstock that my daughter had coloured in.

Bug Craft.

Butterfly Bug Craft.

So simple but so much FUN!


These would be perfect as a planned group activity in a school or playgroup setting, or it’s something fun and simple to do at home with the kids too.

If you liked this activity, we’re sure you will love this gorgeous Bug Craft from our friend at Crafts By Amanda. It also uses Plastic Spoons and is oh so adorable!


Here are some other FUN activities you might enjoy too!

Bottle Cap Bugs

Homemade Glue

DIY Finger Paints 

Soft as a Cloud Playdough

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