A brilliant insect craft for kids – get busy with the craft box and make an awesome bug eye mask! Nature crafts kids really love!
Bug Craft for Kids
Some days your kid will just want bug eyes… today was one of those days for me. So we made bug eyes!! We raided the craft box (well craft box sounds a bit grand… it’s just an old box filled with tat, glue, glitter and paint).
So if you fancy making a bug eye mask here’s how.
What you need to make a bug eye mask
- Large piece of black card
- Sheet of acetate
- Small saucer
- Larger saucer/plate
- 2 lolly sticks or piece of elastic
How to make a bug eye mask
Insect crafts are great for kids – they really inspire the imagination and spark interest in nature!
- Use the plates to draw two circles one inside the other on the back of the black card.
- Draw lines at the top and bottom of the circles to join them together and create a basic bug face shape.
- Cut out the bug mask shape and cut out the inner circles of the bug eyes.
- Spread glue all over the back of the bug mask.
- Stick the coloured acetate sheet over the back of the mask – this will create the transparent coloured eyes.
- Trim the edges of the acetate sheet so they’re level with the edge of the bug mask.
- Turn your mask over so you can see the coloured eyes!
- Next cut two strips of black card and fold them like a fan – these will be the bug antennae.
- Sellotape the bug antennae onto the back of the bug mask shape
- Turn your bug mask over so you can see how well you’re doing!
- Decorate your mask with glitter – add stripes of glitter for eyebrows and a glittery nose.
- Shake off any excess glitter to reveal your bug face features.
- Sellotape the lolly stick to the side of the mask so your child can hold the mask up in front of their face. If you prefer you can use some elastic to hold the mask on to your child’s head.
Great idea for a Halloween Craft!
This is a really fun mask to make and one kids enjoy playing with, we think it would be fab as part of a Halloween costume to – just add black clothes and POW – YOU’RE A FLY!
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Garden Bug Hunt
You can print off our super cute garden bug hunt right here and go out and find some little bugs of your own.