Making bugs has always been a favourite activity. Mostly because you can makes bugs from any supplies you have at hand. Add some googly eyes and a sweet little bug appears before your eyes. This sweet mischievous group is made from a matchboxes. If matchboxes aren’t easily available here’s a template to make your own.
WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT TO DO
Cut a piece of felt to cover the matchbox. Cut 2 smaller pieces of felt to cover the ends of the matchbox drawer.
Poke two holes in the matchbox. Cut out some teeth and glue inside the drawer.
I’ve cut out three toed feet from felt and glued them onto foam beads. You can make the legs from anything you like or find. Discovering new uses for all sorts of bits and pieces can be a lot of fun.
Cut out a circle of coloured felt and glue one of the pipe cleaners onto it. Then glue a goggly eye on top of the pipe cleaner.
Poke each of the pipe cleaner eye stalks through a hole in the matchbox. Bend back the bit of pipe cleaner that is in the box so it lies flat against the inside surface of the top of the box. Use a piece of sticky tape to hold it in place.
Glue the feet you made onto your matchbox. Slide the drawer back into the box. Don’t forget to give your little bug a name and perhaps make a few more friends for him to go on adventures with.
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