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Bug Craft For Kids – How To Make A Bug Eye Mask

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A brilliant bug 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. These bug eye masks are such fun to make, the kids will really love wearing and playing with them once they’re finished.

What you need to make a bug eye mask

  • Large piece of black card
  • Sheet of acetate 
  • Small saucer
  • Larger saucer/plate 
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Sellotape
  • Glitter
  • 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!

They’re so easy to tie into other nature activities, like bug hunts, researching insects and finding out more information on their favourites.

homemade bug craft - bug eye mask with huge oversized bug eyes and antenna being worn by a young boy
  • Use the plates to draw two circles one inside the other on the back of the black card. These will be the bug eyes.
bug eyes drawn on cardboard with red pen
  • Draw lines at the top and bottom of the circles to join them together and create a basic bug face shape.
bug eyes draw on a large piece of cardboard with red pen
  • Cut out the bug mask shape and cut out the inner circles of the bug eyes.
outline of bug eyes cut from large piece of black cardboard
  • Spread glue all over the back of the bug mask.
large bug eye cut from cardboard - glue spread all over the back of them
  • Stick the coloured acetate sheet over the back of the mask – this will create the transparent coloured eyes. You don’t need to be neat here, it doesn’t matter if it hangs over the edges.
bug eyes cut from black cardboard with purple acetate stuck over them
  • Trim the edges of the acetate sheet so they’re level with the edge of the bug mask.
giant bug eyes cut from black cardboard with purple acetate eyes colour
  • Turn your mask over so you can see the coloured eyes!
giant bug eyes cut from black cardboard with purple eyes
  • Next cut two strips of black card and fold them like a fan – these will be the bug antennae. Little children will need a bit of help with this as the card can be stiff to fold.
child making bug antenna with cardboard
  • Sellotape the bug antennae onto the back of the bug mask shape
bug eyes cut from black cardboard with purple acetate eyes - antennae being sellotaped onto top
  • Turn your bug mask over so you can see how well you’re doing!
bug eyes cut from black cardboard with purple eyes and black antenna
  • Decorate your mask with glitter – add stripes of glitter for eyebrows and a glittery nose.
giant bug eye mask made from black cardboard and purple acetate - green glitter being stuck to nose and eyebrows
  • Shake off any excess glitter to reveal your bug face features.
giant bug eye mask made from black cardboard and purple acetate with sparkly green glitter nose and eyebrow 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.
giant bug eye mask made from black cardboard and purple acetate with sparkly green glitter nose and eyebrow features

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.

This is such a lovely bug hunt which features kids favourite bugs, and ones you’ll have a great chance of finding even in a small garden or outdoor space.

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Yield: 1 mask

Bug Craft - How To Make A Giant Bug Eyes Mask

small boy wearing a massive bug eye mask - homemade craft mask

The BEST bug craft for kids - help them to create their own GIANT bug eye mask!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost £2

Materials

  • 1 x A3 sheet black cardboard
  • 2 x A4 sheets purple or green acetate 
  • Glue stick 
  • Glitter 
  • Sellotape 
  • Lollypop stick 

Tools

  • Pencil 
  • Scissors
  • Plate - large and small for drawing around 

Instructions

  1. Use the plates to draw two circles one inside the other on the back of the black card.
  2. Draw lines at the top and bottom of the circles to join them together and create a basic bug face shape.
  3. Cut out the bug mask shape and cut out the inner circles of the bug eyes.
  4. Spread glue all over the back of the bug mask.
  5. Stick the coloured acetate sheet over the back of the mask – this will create the transparent coloured eyes.
  6. Trim the edges of the acetate sheet so they’re level with the edge of the bug mask.
  7. Turn your mask over so you can see the coloured eyes!
  8. Next cut two strips of black card and fold them like a fan – these will be the bug antennae.
  9. Sellotape the bug antennae onto the back of the bug mask shape
  10. Turn your bug mask over so you can see how well you’re doing!
  11. Decorate your mask with glitter – add stripes of glitter for eyebrows and a glittery nose.
  12. Shake off any excess glitter to reveal your bug face features.
  13. 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.

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