Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Spoon Bugs

by Lucy (follow)
Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.
Easy (797)      5 to 10s (593)      Under 5s (570)      Any Age (385)      Over 10s (374)      Painting (83)      Toys (28)      Clay (17)      Bugs (8)     
Have some fun creating your own "spoon bug" using a small bit of air drying clay and a teaspoon or dessert spoon. Air drying clay is available form most discount variety stores. This project takes a few days, as you need to allow time for the clay to dry - this is great exercise for developing patience. Small children can easily put a simple version of these together, while older children (and adults) will have fun creating more complex designs.



bug
Cute spoon bug


Paint your little clay bugs bright colors and keep them in a special place as bug "pets" that won't bite or sting you and never need feeding. Sounds ideal to me. Can you trick someone into thinking they're real?

Time: 60 minutes (over several days as the clay and paint dry)
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy



bug
Take some air drying clay and a spoon


Materials
Air drying clay
Paint
Paint brush
3 - 4 cotton bud/ear cleaners per bug
1 spoon per bug

Method
Take a small blob of air drying clay and shape it onto a teaspoon (to make a smaller bug) or dessert spoon (to make a bigger bug). The spoon acts as a handy guiding shape.



bug
Shape the clay onto the spoon


Smooth any cracks and lumps our of the clay, and remove it from the spoon.
Take 3 - 4 cotton bud/ear cleaners and cut them in half.
Insert the cotton bud/ear cleaners into the clay shape to create "legs" (and antennae if you wish).



bug
Insert ear cleaners into the clay


Allow the newly created bug to dry in the sun for 24 hours.
Paint the clay bright bug colors.
Allow the paint to dry.
Make a whole bug collection and enjoy playing with your new friends in the garden.



bugs
Our new bug collection


Categories
#Clay
#Easy
#Painting
#Any Age
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Bugs
#Toys
I like this Article - 15
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Lucy
I find this felt ladybug quite irresistible
11 likes
It is whale watching season here on Australia's east coast and it is pretty easy to make some recycl...
18 likes
If you want to brighten up a child's room, then maybe this felt frog could be the answer
12 likes
Why not take an orange and turn it into an easy Jack O Lantern to celebrate Halloween this year? You...
10 likes
Bring a bit of the jungle into the kitchen with these edible Tiger Paws and it's a great way to temp...
16 likes
We had a lot of fun making this Easter Chicken Handbag
10 likes
view all articles by Lucy
Articles by Lucy on Other Hubs
This dessert recipe is an impressive treat for all the family, and it's really easy to make
989 views
Children of any age will love coloring these unusual velvet embossed pictures
188 views
5 likes
ID: 1489
[ Submit a Comment ]
Featured Articles
Most children love monsters, and creating them in craft activities is always loads of fun as it allo...
11 likes
Trending Articles
Create an I Spy Bag for your toddler or preschooler to keep them occupied during a road trip, flight...
10 likes
This is a fun activity for kids to play with watercolour paints
7 likes
These pretty decoupage boxes are easy to make and look absolutely gorgeous
7 likes
When it's raining outside, it's usually time for creative fun inside
6 likes
Mosaics are a fun way to create images or patterns
6 likes
Do you ever wonder what to do with all the toddler paintings you have? Cut them up and stick to car...
6 likes
The thought of oil painting can be very daunting if you have never done it before
6 likes
Take chalk art to a vertical space outside by making this easy outdoor chalk board! Mount it on a de...
6 likes
The busy box or quiet box is a box of activities that can be pulled out when you need to get somethi...
11 likes
Hand sewing is a great task to teach patience, persistence and fine motor skills
12 likes
Categories
Under 5s (570)
Any Age (384)
Over 10s (374)
Baby (11)
Links (1)
Easy (797)
Medium (231)
Hard (36)
Trending on Other Hubs
Strong families are the key to a strong society
170 views
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version