30 Bug Crafts and Activities for Kids

With the kids natural curiosity of insects growing during this time of year, I thought it was the perfect time to gather together some bug crafts and learning activities to try with the kids.

Here are some of my favorites I found online from some wonderful kid bloggers. I think you’ll find all kinds of bug inspiration in this collection of 30 insect and bug crafts and activities for kids!

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30 Bug Crafts and Activities for Kids


Insect and Bug Crafts

insect crafts for kids

Ladybug Paper Plate Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Rainbow Butterfly Cork Crafts from Red Ted Art

Sticky Ladybug Craft from Kids Play Box

Lightning Bug Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Simple Ladybug Craft for Preschoolers from Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds


bug crafts for kids

Yarn Wrapped Bee Craft from Housing a Forest

Butterfly Suncatchers from Twodaloo

Tissue Paper Bee Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Melting Insect Sensory Painting from Crayon Box Chronicles

Pebble Bugs Pet Rocks from The Craft Train


insect crafts for kids

Bee Craft for Kids from Buggy and Buddy

Easy Bug Headband from Happy Hooligans

Recycled CD Ladybugs from Crafts by Amanda

Tissue Paper Ladybug Craft from I Heart Arts and Crafts

Helicopter Seed Dragonfly Craft from Housing a Forest


Bug and Insect Activities

insect activities for kids

Preschool Picture Books about Bugs from Pre-K Pages

Learning about Insect Body Parts from Gift of Curiosity

Simple Bug Hotel for Kids from Red Ted Art

Butterfly Life Cycle Paper Plate Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Playdough Bug Fossils from No Time for Flashcards


bug activities for kids

Insect Hotel from Babble Dabble Do

Beautiful Bugs Playdough Mats from Picklebums

Insect Small World from Twodaloo

Printable Insect Classification Activity from Pre-K Pages

Insects and Flowers in the Science Center from Fun-A-Day!


bug sensory activities for kids

Insect Small World from Fun at Home with Kids

Butterfly Life Cycle Craft Necklace from Fun-A-Day!

Butterfly World from Fun at Home with Kids

Insect Sensory Bin from Learn Play Imagine

Catch a Bug Free Printable Game from Picklebums



30 Insect and Bug Crafts and Learning Activities for Kids including ladybug crafts, bee crafts, life cycle projects and more!


  1. Very cute activities. It would be fun to pair them with books that go with each bug such as The Honey Bee by Eric Carle and The Grouchy Lady Bug by Eric Carle. 🙂
    I came via Saturday Crafty Moms Share.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Pamela – Literate For Life

  2. Lots of great ideas! Thanks for linking up to Share it Saturday! I’m featuring you this week!

  3. These craft ideas are fantastic. I am getting all buggy over them 🙂

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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