Do you want to give your preschooler a fun and creative craft project? Look no further than transforming small clay pots into adorable winter bugs!
With just a few simple materials and steps, you can turn these little critters into the perfect winter decorations.
Let’s explore the supplies needed, step-by-step instructions for creating these cute clay pot creatures, and tips for making sure your project turns out perfect.
So grab some supplies and get ready to make some awesome winter bug crafts with your preschooler!
Clay Pot Winter Bugs Craft
Crafting these winter bugs is an easy and fun project that your preschooler will love.
What You’ll Need
- 2.5″ clay pots
- Chenille stems
- Pom poms
- Google Eyes
- Glittered snowflake ornaments
- Craft paint
- Snowflake buttons
- Glue gun and sticks
- Paint brush
- Pencil with new eraser
- Black permanent marker
How to Make Clay Pot Winter Bugs
Gather all supplies. Remove the paper tag from the clay pots. Paint one clay pot with light blue acrylic craft paint, and the other with lavender acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Cut approximately one-half inch from the bottom of the glittered snowflake ornament with scissors. Attach to the back center of the clay pot with a glue gun and glue sticks.
You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Accent the base of each winter bug with contrasting polka dots created by dipping a new pencil eraser in the light blue and then the lavender acrylic craft paint.
Cut the chenille stem into four-inch sections, bend in half and then attach a pom pom to each end with a glue gun and glue sticks. Place the antennae in the drain hole at the top of the pot and secure with a dot of glue.
Add a face to the winter bug by attaching two wiggle eyes with a glue gun and glue sticks. Add cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser in pink acrylic craft paint and dotting on either side of the face.
Remove the shank (or loop) from the back of two snowflake buttons with scissors. Attach the buttons to the winter bugs with a glue gun and glue sticks. Draw a mouth from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.
To finish the winter bugs, add a white tinsel pom pom nose the each face with a glue gun and glue sticks.
This is a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy with counting and motor skills. Create these cute winter bugs in just about 30 minutes!
- Change up the paint colors and accessories to make different bugs. For example, red paint and black buttons can become a ladybug.
- Instead of the large snowflake ornament, you can use nylon wings from butterfly plant sticks you can find at any garden center or craft store.
- Yellow and black paint can turn the claypot into a bumblebee, or kids can get creative with colors and accessories to make pretend bugs using their imaginations!
What can kids learn from this craft?
This type of craft is a great activity for preschoolers as it encourages creativity, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. The process of creating these clay pot winter bugs allows kids to use their imagination, practice their small muscle movements, and improve their hand-eye coordination.
By using a variety of supplies and materials, kids can also practice their problem-solving and decision-making skills. They will have to think about which colors, shapes, and sizes of materials to use for each part of the bug.
These clay pot winter bugs are an easy and fun craft project that your preschooler is sure to enjoy! With a few simple supplies and steps, you can transform these small clay pots into cute winter critters that will decorate your home in style!
The clay pot winter bugs craft is a great activity for preschoolers to enjoy! With just a few supplies, like clay pots, chenille stems, pom poms, and more, kids can create their own unique critters.
This project encourages creativity and helps improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Kids can also practice problem-solving and decision-making skills as they choose the colors, shapes, and sizes of materials to use.
So grab some supplies and get ready to have some fun with this adorable winter bug craft!