Paper Tube Bugs
Here is a step by step for making a super easy bug from a toilet paper tube. How much of the steps your child can do will depend on their skill level.
Card Board Tube
Paint or Crayons
Cut slits along one side of tube approx. 1/2 through. Cut off one piece for antennae.
Fluff up tube then push every other slit in.
Cut the slits that were left up. Leaving the ones that were pushed down.
It should look like this when your done.
Cut a small slit on top for the antennae. Take oval you cut off bug. Snip one of the folded ends, turn inside out so curve face out.
Slide antennae in - you can glue them in place if they don't stay
Flatten and have child decorate. Paint would be a better option - more vivid - but Lu didn't feel like painting.
We glued on some polka dots and googly eyes. Lu wanted to add wings - so I flattened a second tube and cut out a B shape. when opened I had 2 connected wings. Using a box cutter I made a slit on top of the bug and slid the wings in the slit.
A paper towel tube works as well - makes a great millipede!
Have fun crafting with your kids, Mama King