Insect Crafts

Invent an Insect

All the bugs crawling around are great, but why not invent an insect of your own? What does a doodlebug look like? It's all in your imagination when you create your own crazy bug critters!

What You'll Need:

  • Cardboard or foam egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Decorations

How to Invent an Insect:

Step 1: Cut three linked sections out of the egg carton to make an insect body.

Step 2: Add the insect's other parts: head, antennae, legs (six, of course), and so on, using uncooked pasta, straws, packing peanuts, buttons -- anything you find around the house.

Step 3: Give your bug a name. Then give it a story. Where does the insect live? How is it born? What does it like to eat?

Get ready to play with more real insects in the next craft.

For more crafty fun and animal-related activities: