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There are so many kinds of interesting insects! Lady bugs, butterflies, bees - but our favorite kind of bug just might be the crafty kind! Make as many different species as you like and put them together into a fabulous collection!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pom Poms
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paper Grocery Bag
  • Glue

Creat it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard yellow and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut oval shape from yellow cardboard for bee body.

Step 3: Cut oval into 5-6 sections and glue, leaving space between sections on black cardstock.

Step 4: From yellow cardboard, cut a circle and an oblong shape, glue together to form bee head. 

Step 5: To bee head, glue two black pom poms for eyes and black antennae.

Step 6: Glue bee head to bee body.

Step 7: Cut small strips of black cardstock and glue to bee body for six legs.

Step 8: Cut two wings from white tissue paper and glue to bee body.

Step 9: Cut the bottom out of a paper grocery bag. Remove one handle. Turn bag inside out, fold and glue outer sides to back, creating area for hanging bug collection.

Step 10: Glue bugs to paper bag wall hanging.

We are sharing how to make this Tiger Mask over at the Tea Collection blog! Click here for full tutorial!

We can't stop making these paper plate butterflies! It's so interesting to see what patterns form!

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Washable Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Pom Poms
  • Shredded Paper Strips (optional)

Create it!

Step 1: Fold paper plate in half.

Step 2: Add drops of washable paint to one side of the paper plate.

Step 3: Fold paper plate in half and press down. Open and allow to dry.

Step 4: Cut folded paper plate into wing shapes.

Step 5: Glue top wings to bottom wings and glue pom pom head and pipe cleaner antennae to body.

Step 6: Optional, glue shredded paper strips just below the head for texture.

Simple materials. Simple to make. Go ahead - try to make just one!

 

Tell your Valentine they are a masterpiece with this art frame made from mostly recycled items!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock (white)

Create it!

Step 1: Cut a rectangle frame from cardboard.

Step 2: Paint frame and allow to dry.

Step 3: Cut yarn, tie to frame and wind it around. Tie yarn and cut when finished.

Step 4: Cut heart shapes from recycled boxes.

Step 5: Glue hearts to frame.

Step 6: Glue white cardstock to back of the frame and cut to fit.

Add a colored pencil or pen for little valentine's to draw their very own work of art! It's a gift that keeps giving!