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Kids Can Bring Bugs Indoors With Easy Paper Insect Crafts

Sarah Kester

Do you have kids who like to bring bugs into the house?

If so, you might get tired (and, frankly, a little grossed out) at finding different insects wiggling around your floors.

Thankfully, there's a fun and creative solution for this! Enter: this DIY paper bug craft all thanks to Tell Love and Party. It's easy to make and surprisingly super cute.

For kid-free folks, summertime means relaxation, hitting the beach, and sipping cocktails by the pool.

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But for parents of little ones, it can be a stressful time of ensuring everyone has sunblock and keeping those busy hands out of trouble.

One way to do this is through fun, creative crafts!

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Just look at this adorable fire-breathing dragon!

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Sure, it's not Game of Thrones quality, but your kids won't be able to tell the difference.

This fun DIY even calls for supplies you probably already have around the house, such as empty toilet paper rolls, pom poms, and tissue paper.

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Slime is a project that even adults can't get enough of!

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Ever watch those satisfying videos that make you let out a big breath and go, "ahh"? (If not, @sosatisfying on TikTok is where it's at).

Now, you can make your own galaxy slime that's simply out of this world.

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Nurture your child's creative spirit with this jellyfish salt painting.

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Who needs a trip to the aquarium when you have a jellyfish right at home with this colorful DIY.

Using just salt, glue, and watercolors leaves you with a textured piece of ocean art that could honestly be hung on the wall.

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This next DIY for kids will help ensure no live insects are harmed (or brought into your home).


It's one that gets the creative juices flowing since kids can customize their own bugs with different wings, colors, legs, antennas, and so on.

You can even make one with your kiddos!

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Simply start by gathering basic materials: scissors, hot glue gun, pipe cleaners, markers or paint pens, and colored cardstock.

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Use the scissors to create all sorts of insect types.

Think beetles, worms, flies, caterpillars, ladybugs — basically any insect that you'd actually want in your home (sorry, cockroaches).

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Now comes the fun part: get the kids to decorate the bug shapes using the markers or paint pens.

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Once all of the little insects are all ready to be glued, grab the kids a snack and do this next step yourself.

Take a hot glue gun and glue the pieces together.

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For an extra flair, you could add googley-eyes instead of just drawing them on.

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That's it, you're all done!

It's a great way to allow kids show off their creativity. Once everything is all dry, they can bring the bugs inside to play with or even leave them out in the yard.

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Will you be trying this fun DIY?


We haven't even told you the best part yet: it'll keep the kids busy for a long time! So much so that maybe you can go enjoy that cocktail by the pool...

If you have any other kid-friendly DIY crafts, let us know in the comments!

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