Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Rock Bugs Craft!

Our Nature Club theme this week was bugs, so we decided to make some cute Rock Bugs as part of our activities!

You can make your own rock bugs just for fun, as part of an insect theme, or a letter theme (B is for Bugs, I is for Insect, etc.)!

I invited the kids to make their bugs based on real bugs or insects (like bees, butterflies, ladybugs, or any other insect of their choice) or based on an imaginary critter they felt like creating.

Simple Supplies:

* rocks
* paint and paintbrushes
* pipe cleaners (chenille sticks, fuzzy sticks, or
whatever you call them!)
* hot glue (I prefer a "low heat" hot glue gun...
the kids love it!)
* scissors
* wiggly eyes
* jumbo craft sticks (ours were provided
by Craft Project Ideas)
* any other supplies you want

Easy How To:

My favorite art and craft projects are the ones that let the children create on their own without a pre-conceived idea of what their project should look like when it is done.  To that end, I like to show the children what the available supplies are, and then let them create whatever they want.

So... the easy how-to is really easy!  Show your kiddos the supplies, and let them get busy!  They will create fantastic bugs and insects!  Some of them will be more realistic than others, but they will all be wonderful!

And if you like bugs, you will love our {FREE} Bug Scavenger Hunt!

Disclaimer: Craft Project Ideas provided the jumbo craft sticks for our use.  No other compensation has been provided.  All ideas and opinions are 100% mine!

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