Invitation To Create: Build A Bug

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Fine Motor Insect Craft For KidsInvitation To Create: Build A Bug. Open ended creative insect paper craft for kids. Great for color recognition & fine motor development. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

One of my favorite activities that we've done recently has been our Cupcake Factory.  It was so much fun, and so easy to put together that I thought I should apply the same strategy to other creations!  Here is another simple Invitation To Create.  I hope you like it! 

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Fine Motor Insect Craft For Kids

Using construction paper in a variety of colors, cut your bug pieces.  You'll need small holes (I used a hole punch) for eyes, spots, and antennae tops.  You'll need circles (I ended up cutting them in 2 different sizes) and semi-circles for bug bodies and heads.  And finally, you'll need skinny strips for legs, antennae, stripes, and mouths.  It took me around 10 minutes to cut our pieces.  If you had a circle punch, it would be even faster!

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Fine Motor Bug Craft For Kids

Throw in a glue stick and some half-sheets of construction paper to use as backgrounds.  A divided tray helps with presentation, but certainly isn't necessary.  I used a plastic plate from Target that is no longer available, but these would do the trick.

Fine Motor Insect Craft For Kids

Invite your child to the table or workspace and let them get to creating!  I gave Lena and Maggie some ideas, and modeled a few different bugs that they could make, but in general they were left to their own creative devices.

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Fine Motor Bug Craft For Kids

Once again, this simple and open-ended activity kept my girls busy for nearly an hour.  They loved experimenting with different color combinations and types of bugs.  We were left with a giant pile of bugs on our table!

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Fine Motor Insect Craft For Kids

Whew!  What kind of bugs will YOUR kiddos make?

Fine Motor Bug Craft For Kids

If your kids enjoyed this Invitation To Create, be sure check out these other fun variations!

TOP ROW: Cupcake Factory, City Planner, Trim A Tree

BOTTOM ROW: Turkey Time, Make A Monster, Flower Garden


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