Get your kids to think about the world around them this spring with this coloring insect spinner craft that’s not only fun but also educational. By coloring all the insects, kids can learn more about what the bugs look like, as well as their habits and habitats.
The best part about this activity is that you can easily turn it into a collaborative project by inviting your child’s friends over for a fun afternoon of art or in the classroom by having kids separated into groups of five and have each kid color one of the five insects: bee, butterfly, ant, dragonfly and ladybug.
What kid doesn’t like to color? And what adult doesn’t remember coloring as a fun and relaxing activity?
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Print the template out and let your kids use crayons, colored pencils or markers to color the insects and spinner cover.
When they’re done, have them to tell you what they know about each insect. This may encourage an interest in science and nature.
Here are some questions you may want to ask the kids while they are busy coloring the insect spinner craft:
- What do you think might make one bug more interesting than another?
- What makes each of these insects special and important?
- How can you draw your bug so it really looks like the real thing?
Coloring Insect Spinner Craft
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- Insect craft template
- 65 lb white cardstock paper
- Colored pencils – my favorite
- Paper fastener
- Hole punch
Step by step instructions
Start by printing the spinner and cover on white cardstock paper.
Color the cover and cut it out.
Color the spinner and cut it out.
Use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the cover. (where marked)
Use a pencil to make a hole in the middle of the spinner. (where marked)
Attach the spinner and cover together with a paper fastener.