Kids Craft – Bumble Bugs

Ever watched a bug crawling? Some are a lot faster than others—and these Bumble Bugs can move! Just set them on an incline and watch them race to the bottom! You can make a bunch of them, and color them any way you want.

What you Need

  • card stock
  • scissors
  • craft glue
  • toothpick
  • glue stick
  • marble (one for each bug)
  • marker
  • tissue paper (or any paper will do)

What you do: For each Bumble Bug


  1. Cut out a 5½ by ¾-inch strip of card stock.
  2. Glue the ends together with craft glue to make a loop. The ends should overlap by about 1 inch. Pinch the ends together or use a paperclip to hold it in place until the glue dries.
  3. To make the sides of your Bumble Bug, place two nickels side by side and draw an oval around them on another piece of card stock. You’ll need two of these “sides” for each bug.
  4. Using your toothpick, line one edge of your loop with glue, then press it into the oval piece.
  5. When the glue is dry, place a marble inside the loop, and glue the other oval on top.
  6. Once the glue dries again, use your markers to draw a face on your bug. You can also dress up your Bumble Bug with racing stripes, colored dots, or whatever strikes your fancy!
  7. Add a couple of short wings by cutting them out of tissue paper and gluing them to the top of your Bumble Bug with the glue stick.
  8. Use a board, or stiff piece of cardboard to make an incline, and then place your Bumble Bugs at the top and give them a nudge. The race is on!
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