November 29, 2022

Top 7 Bug Crafts for Preschoolers

Top 7 Bug Crafts for Preschoolers

This is a sponsored post for Mortein.

As much as we love Bug Crafts we really do have a problem with the real life creepy crawlies like Cockroaches! I recently stumbled into the kitchen half-asleep in search of a drink of water…only to discover a family of cockroaches scurrying all over my clean kitchen sink!! Eeeeek!! I managed to wake the whole house with my shriek (and maybe also the next door neighbour’s dog!!). I then proceeded to empty half a can of no-brand bug spray…without much effect! Hubby came to the rescue and squatted one with an old magazine. I’ve had trouble entering the kitchen ever since lol!

We were ‘lucky’  terrified to be given the opportunity to test the new Mortein Crawling Insect Killer – Rapid Kill! I reluctantly faced my fears and tested it out on one unlucky and unwelcome cockroach. I’m pleased to report the Mortein Rapid Kill did exactly that! It killed that pesky pest with just ONE quick spray! Which means there will be no more midnight freak-outs…good news for my family (and the neighbour’s dog!!).

You can read all about this premier product here and it can also be found in-store at your local Woolworths. We are also thrilled to be offering YOU the opportunity to WIN a $400 Woolworths Gift Card to help eliminate your unwanted creepy crawlies using Mortein Crawling Insect Killer – Rapid Kill!(gift card can be used on any Wooloworths products you want). Simply tell us in 25 words or less “Your biggest Cockroach ‘freak-out'”. Place your entry in the comments section below *See full T&C’s at the bottom of this post.

Here are our top 7 Cute Preschool Bug Crafts!

These FUN Bug Headbands are the perfect craft for a playgroup or preschool activity! Not only are the easy for little hands to create, they also lead to hours of imaginary play!

What you’ll need – 

  • Long strip of Cardboard (long enough to encompass the children’s heads)
  • Two medium oval shaped cardboard
  • Two round black circles of cardboard
  • Two large Pom Poms
  • Two pipe-cleaners
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler or tape

Fun and Easy Preschool Bug Craft

Instructions –

Have the children glue two large white ovals to the middle of the long strip of cardboard, glue the black circles on the white ovals to make the eyes and leave this to dry while you make the bug antennae. Simply glue one Pom Pom to the end of each pipe-cleaner. Place the cardboard around the child’s head to find a comfortable fit, staple or tape the cardboard together at the back. Attach the antennae to the rear of the cardboard using more tape or staples. Done. Now the kids can all wear their cool new headgear and play ‘buggy’ games!

Fun Bug Craft Headband! Perfect for playgroups and classrooms!

These Bottle Cap Bugs are so simple and FUN to make using recycled items from around the home! They make wonderful decorations in the garden patch too! You can read all about them here.

Cute Bottle Top Bug Craft!

Children LOVE making these simple Plastic Spoon Ants! They’re a great choice for playgroups as they require minimal prep and supplies…how cute are they?? See the details here.

Cute Ant Craft using plastic spoons!

Caterpillar crafts are the BEST! The children will love creating these cute and simple caterpillars using wooden pegs! Find all the instructions here.

Cute Bug Crafts for Kids

Or why not make this FUN and colourful Butterfly Craft using recycled items! See all the details here.

Butterfly Craft Idea using plastic spoons!

Or make some Butterfly Snack Bags – perfect for fruit too! Find all the details here.

Cute Butterfly Craft - Fun party favour!

Spider Craft (yes, we know spiders aren’t technically classed as a bugs but they are still a creepy crawly in our book). This craft is also lots of FUN for children to create…the perfect addition to a classroom unit on bugs and spider or even a great Halloween craft! Read all about them here.


We hope you enjoy these fun and cute bug crafts! And if you would like to see more about Mortein Crawling Insect Killer – Rapid Kill you can watch their ‘Freak Out’ trailer below!

Louise x

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22 thoughts on “Top 7 Bug Crafts for Preschoolers

  1. My biggest freakout was the other day when my 2 year old that loves bugs decided to put a cockroach in our bed while I was asleep.

  2. Breastfeeding at night and heard a scraping noise, Hit the lights… cockroach soooo big it couldn’t fit inside the roachbait, pushing it along the tiles

  3. In a zoology session, I had to hold a cockroach then dissect it. I couldn’t get past the holding. Twenty years later, I’m still freaked.

  4. My daughter was in bed she screamed “mum” there was something on me I picked up her pillow and it ran straight at her she jumped of her bed straight at me we both ended up on the floor, it was gone.

  5. Roaches?! Mate I lived in the NT about an hour out of town…..our normal roaches are an inch and a half long……a bad day is having one fly into your face… even worse day is having an asthma attack because one of the nasties crawled off into an inaccessible corner to die…..southerners don’t know Cockroaches. .

  6. I helped a family with infestation as a social worker and witnessed a black wave of roaches coming out of the ceiling crevices after spraying.

  7. My son was about six months old when I saw him spitting something. Almost screamed when I saw it was a cockroach. Grossest thing ever!

  8. Eeek! A cockroach in the kitchen! But the kids’ screams soon stopped while they watched our cat catch and eat it. Eeww!

  9. On being admitted to hospital the resident dr was seeking information. I couldn’t seem to get eye contact with her. She finally apologised and pointed out the biggest cockroach I have seen in along time on the side wall and she had been watching it. I thought if it falls I shall have her on the bed with me.

  10. Sooooo many freakout monents, almost daily occurrence – they really freak me out. Recently sat crurled up on lounge callibg hubby describing where cockroach was so he could kill when he got in, could not move

  11. falling asleep on the lounge getting woken to something crawling on my face swiped it away half asleep flicking it onto my arm now fully awake to a dirty big roach eeeekkkkk was it heading for my mouth for a drink??? hate to think

  12. At my pops 80th birthday at my parents house we are in the middle of speeches and out crawls a big hairy sucker on to the lazyboy chair we had all put in to buy him as a present just before he sat down on it.

  13. my biggest cockroach scream was when I was in my early 20’s and I was at a friends house her 3 year old daughter was sitting in a pram out the front of the house with a group of adults. Mean while I’m playing with her she then points and shows me there sitting on her lap was a cockroach, looking at me to help I ran the opposite way screaming. Lucky all the other adults weren’t pretrafied of cockroach

  14. i was in high school, sleeping over at my best friends house. They never had the cleanest of houses but she was my best friend so i ignored it. Anyway we were watching movies in the lounge room and had mattresses out on the floor. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking she was tickling me. Turned out there were three cockroaches crawling on my legs.

  15. Got into work to open up. Went down to the back room, flicked on the light and every bit of floor was covered in cockroaches! Mortein Crawling Insect Killer – Rapid Kill saved the day!

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