November 17, 2023

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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15 thoughts on “Cute BUG Craft – using Spoons and Pipe Cleaners!

  1. The spoon ant craft is copyrighted. I am the creator and copyright owner of this craft. You will find it on this page of my web site: Changing the craft a little only makes it a derivative work which is still copyrighted. If you would like to continue to use this craft on your blog please follow my copyright regulations on this page: I first published this craft on 4/23/2012. You can see a copy of it on the Way Back Machine on May 1, 2012. I also have several psd. images with the copyright date of 4/23/2012. If you can prove you published this craft before 4/23/2012, please let me know. Carolyn Warvel

    1. Hi Carolyn, I have edited our blog as per your instructions as we didn’t think of this activity until after your published dates. We had not seen your post prior to this message, we fully understand the vastness of the Internet and that many ideas are often replicated without the intent to do so. We always link back to original sources when we take inspiration from someone else’s work.
      Thank you. Louise :).

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