Craft Corner: Easter Egg Bugs

Cute Craft for Easter or to Celebrate Spring

By Susie Blevins, NW Tucson Macaroni Kid Publisher March 30, 2020

What do you do with all those plastic Easter eggs once the treats have been eaten? Transform them into cute bugs!

What You Need:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Decoration ideas: Googly eyes, stickers, pom poms, markers

What You Do:

  1. For the bug, we left the plastic egg intact (you could glue it shut if you want) and glued on antennae, legs, a heart sticker for wings, and googly eyes.
  2. To make curly antennae: Hold a pipe cleaner against a pencil with a finger or tape, wind the pipe cleaner around the pencil, then slide it off. Cut it into smaller pieces if desired.
  3. For the caterpillar: We glued three egg halves together (you can mix and match colors, or use all of the same color), glued on pipe cleaners for legs and antennae, and pom-poms.
  4. We happened to have stickers of face parts, but you can use googly eyes, or draw on facial features with markers.

Note: I have a hard time finding a glue that really adheres, so I like to use a glue gun. The kids can still help decorate with stickers and markers.

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