My daughter likes bugs. We make bug crafts often, so forgive the repeated insect theme. We do however always craft them out of different materials & tonight was a new one for our insect crafts. We had a lot of pre-cut egg carton sections just waiting to be used. Mai started painting her insects while I cooked this evening. She painted a lot of them, so we needed to make a few.
After she painted them we let them dry.
For our bumble bee, we used a yellow section & painted black lines around the outside for the striping. We used a medium sized pom pom for the head & added in googly eyes. We formed the antennae & wings out of pipe cleaners.
Our lady bug was made with a red painted section dotted with black paint. I also dotted a red pipe cleaner for the wings. Add a head & antennae with eyes to this pretty little insect as well.
We had a few other sections in assorted colors. We combined these to form a butterfly. We used a pipe cleaner glued through the center of the four sections for the body. We added a sparkly pom pom for the head, followed with a striped pipe cleaner for our antennae. When each of these was glued into place, we added a pipe cleaner outline on each side to form the wings.
We used our final section, which Mai painted black to form a spider. We used 4 pipe cleaners to form the 8 legs & added another pom pom head & eyes. All in all I think that they came out very cute. Mai agreed.
Thank you as always for stopping by. Please follow us on Facebook as well.
I love our family weekends. Every six weekends the stars align & my husband & I have a full weekend off together. Saturday was a gorgeous day. We took Mai on an outing to the zoo. She loved every second and we got to enjoy a rare family day together.
We had more fun plans scheduled for Sunday. We were going to take Mai to a local fair, but alas the rain came & it was a gloomy day filled with thunderstorms & flash flood warnings. We did not go to the fair that day, but rainy days can be fun days too. It had been a while since we had done any of our crafts because we have been so busy enjoying the summer. I have to admit, I was kind of excited to stay in and have a rainy day craft day with my daughter & my husband was happy to get a much needed nap.
Mai loves playing with craft pom poms. We have a huge bag of multi-colored & multi-sized pom poms. We broke them out & decided to have some fun. My daughter is a fan of insects, especially caterpillars. She likes to line up the balls & make caterpillars with them.
She said “Mama make a caterpillar too.” & that is how it all started.
Pom Pom Pets
What you will need:
Craft pom poms
It was my daughter that cleverly named our insects her pom pom pets. She loved them & even wanted to take them to take a nap with her.