Recycled Materials Bugs
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- Recycled Cardboard (Cereal boxes are best because the cardboard is thin and easy to cut)
- Your choice of coloring materials, markers or crayons are recommended
- Assorted recycled materials to decorate your bug with, such as bottle caps, bubble wrap, buttons, and whatever else you may have around the house
- Assorted crafting materials to embellish your bug with, such as pipe cleaners, beads, sequins, colored construction paper, and whatever else you can think of!
- Open up your cardboard box and have the brown side facing up. On the brown side, with a pencil draw the shape of your bug. My bug has a head, body, and wings.
- Cut out your bug parts. The cardboard may be too thick for small hands to cut, so younger participants may need help from a parent or guardian.
- Color your bug however you like. I decided to create a polka dot pattern on the body of the bug and stripes on the wings.
- Glue the big pieces of your bug together, and let dry a few minutes. I added recycled bottle caps as eyes and pipe cleaners for legs.
- Glue on any decorations to enhance your recycled bugs. I added sequins, bubble wrap, and foam shapes. Let your recycled bug dry completely and hang it up wherever you like!