Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We got jiggly and wiggly today.
With Bugs.

You'll need colored (or plain if you prefer) paper, pipe cleaners for legs, and something for eyes - we used paper scraps. If you're making a caterpillar and want it to bounce and hang, tape a piece of elastic near both ends, and attach the other ends to a straw, for a marionette effect.

Paint spots, stripes, or sparklies on an 8x11 piece of paper. Or two.Cut it lengthwise into strips.

Glue one strip onto another, cross-wise at the ends.Fold the underneath piece over the top one.

Fold the second one over the first.

When you run out of paper, glue the next piece onto the first - in a cross position if it's the opposite piece, or in the same direction if it's that one. (This green piece will be glued on in the crosswise direction, and the purple piece will then fold over it).

When you have the length you like, you're done with the body.
Add wings if you want them.We used paper covered with modgepodge and foil to make wings.

Add eyes.

And legs.

There you have it!
Madeleine's Bug

Trevy's Bug

Mama's Bug


  1. I am soooo in love with these little guys! My girls will love these!

  2. Those are seriously cute! Thanks for the how-to!

  3. I love the BUGS!
    It's not difficult and FUNNY!

  4. very cute bugs!!! you guys always look like you are having such fun!!!


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