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.
- Sticky tape
- Plastic spoons
- Pipe cleaners (3 per bug)
- Googly Eyes
- 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.
My daughter thought they would make a great hair accessory too ;).
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.
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!
15 thoughts on “Cute BUG Craft – using Spoons and Pipe Cleaners!”
My pre k really like making the spoon butterflies.
That’s wonderful news! So glad they liked it! Jenni x
I saw these over at SheKnows.com and had to stop by and tell you how ADORABLE they are! I can’t wait to make them with my kids! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by :). I’m sure you and your kids will have a great time making them!
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: http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/ant-crafts.html. 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: http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/Copyright.html 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
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 :).
i really enjoyed the craft.Its amazing.thank you
Love these ideas!