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Easy, Quick Toddler Craft: Pom Pom Bugs

February 24, 2015

We have hundreds of pom poms in this house! That might be a slight exaggeration…but I bet we’re not far off! Although pom poms are great for a whole bunch of playful and educational activities, such as  improving fine motor skills with a super easy pom pom based game or learning about colours and sizes with this Super Speedy Sorting Game, we needed to do something that would…thin the numbers slightly. So I came up with this great quick bug themed craft that’s perfect for older kids to do by themselves, or for parents to do really quickly and easily with the kids. It’s great for a spring/summer craft to decorate the house with; it also doubles up as a sweet little bookmark that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!

 

Easy bug craft for toddlers using pom poms by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk @gloryiscalling #toddlercrafts #pbloggers #bugcrafts #preschool

I know, they’re adorable, right? We bought these really, really sparkly pom poms from Ryman’s.

To Make Pom Pom Bugs:

  1. Dab a little PVA glue onto a craft stick and glue the pom poms on.
  2. I got my huge pack of colourful craft sticks from Wilko.
  3. Once the glue had dried and the pom poms weren’t wobbly any more, we wrapped a pipe cleaner between the two pom poms to make wings.
  4. Add googly eyes to finish!
Easy bug craft for toddlers using pom poms by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk @gloryiscalling #toddlercrafts #pbloggers #bugcrafts #preschoolThis pom pom bug craft would also be perfect for any preschoolers currently working on the “bugs” theme at nursery, school or at home. We have a whole Pinterest board full of other great ideas for the Preschool Bug theme, have a little look below.

 

 

 

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Easy bug craft for toddlers using pom poms by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk @gloryiscalling #toddlercrafts #pbloggers #bugcrafts #preschool
Pom Pom Bug Bookmark For Mother’s Day: You could make a really adorable bookmark with this bug craft that would make a lovely little gift for Mother’s Day. I used large pom poms when making this particular bug, which meant a lot of room was taken up by the pom poms and not a lot of crafting stick was left. However, you could mix and match and use smaller pom poms, or one big and one small which would leave a lot more of the craft stick free, enough for a bookmark. Add some glitter or sequins for an extra glamorous shimmer. Summer/Spring and Easter: These pom pom bugs would be the most excellent, really quick Easter or Spring craft to do with the little ones and would look lovely as decorations around the house.
Easy bug craft for toddlers using pom poms by lukeosaurusandme.co.uk @gloryiscalling #toddlercrafts #pbloggers #bugcrafts #preschoolAfter School Mats/Busy Bags: Pop the pom poms, pipe cleaner, craft stick and some glue in a bag or box and let your little ones get creative after school on the mat. Or, alternatively, add them to your busy/rain day bags.
 
We hope you enjoy this super quick, but really fun little craft idea. Let us know your favourite 5 minute craft ideas in the comments!

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4 Comments

  • Mrs H

    February 26, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I LOVE these. They look so simple to make and really cute. Little Miss H would love these. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    1. Rachael Robinson

      February 26, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you! I LOVE these pom poms, I think we have a slight obsession, but they’re so sparkly and fun! The googly eyes really add to it. 😉 xxx

  • becky

    January 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    These are super cute! Brilliant for homemade gifts. Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      January 6, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Thanks lovely! 🙂 I think they’re adorable. Xx

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