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Painting With Bugs



Of all the craft ideas with bugs this is my favorite.  It gets messy which entertains my kids.  We did this project outside because the weather was nice enough and to encourage the messiness.  

Materials: 
  • plastic bugs
  • paint
  • plastic cups
  • paper
  • painters tape
Together we used painters tape to tape off the word bugs on the paper.  I hung up the paper on the garage for an easy access painting area.  We filled the cups with the colors The Dragons wanted most then dropped in our bugs.

Then it was time for open painting!


At first Summer Dragon tried making bug foot prints, Little Dragon tried using the bugs as more of a paint brush, Doll Dragon is always about the smearing. :)



 The bugs ended up being a bit difficult to use to transfer the paint onto the paper.  Doll Dragon liked to goop up the bug with a lot of paint and stick it to the paper and watch until it fell down.  This was very funny to The Dragons.


Little Dragon ended up painting himself. 

 When The Dragons were bored with the bugs I put up new paper and they dipped their hands in the paint and painted with their hands.


I took off the painters tape and hung up our outdoor bug painting in our preschool classroom.  It looks very neat! I like that I can see where each dragon painted by the different styles on the paper.  I love it :)

It is a great piece of bug art! 



Thanks for reading!  Check out more of my bug activities here.

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