With warm weather here, it’s a great time to make some fun flower and bug crafts! These colorful flower and insect puppets are easy to make with the templates below, and your kids will love creating their own stories starring their cute little friends.
This is the perfect project for a rainy day. Get creative, and use these templates to make a garden of flowers and whole families of colorful butterflies and other bugs.
Here are the easy instructions!
How to Make Popsicle Stick Flower & Insect Puppets
- Template (Click to print.)
Select yellow, black, red and a few other colored craft papers for the butterfly wings. Using this template, trace the ladybug patterns on black (round base and antennas) and red (wings) paper; trace the bee patterns on yellow (body base), black (antennas) and white (wings) papers. Trace the butterfly patterns on yellow (body base and antennas) and other colored craft papers of your choice (for the wing patterns). Cut out the traced patterns.
Attach the antenna cutouts on each body cutout of the bee, butterfly, and ladybug.
Use a black Sharpie marker to draw horizontal lines on the bottom half of the butterfly and bee body bases. Also draw their faces on the top half of the body base.
Use a black Sharpie to trace border lines on the bee wing cutouts. Draw black dots on the ladybug wing cutouts and add the teardrop paper cutouts on the butterfly wings.
Attach the ladybug wing patterns to the round base. Attach the bee patterns on both sides of the body base, and attach the butterfly body base to the middle of the butterfly wing pattern.
Attach the papercraft insects to popsicle sticks to complete the puppets.
Trace and cut out flower patterns from colored craft papers of your choice.
Attach the papercraft flowers to the popsicle sticks.
Your flower and insect puppets are done!