by Eco Kids Planet June 18, 2021

Use inspiration from nature to make these colourful button bugs. They are so easy to make, you will soon have a whole swarm.

Button Bugs


What you need:

  • Buttons in different colours and sizes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Beads for feet/antennae
  • Strong glue
  • Scissors


What to do:


Step 1: Cut a pipe cleaner into three equal lengths. These will be your bug’s legs. Twist two of the pieces together to make a cross shape.

Step 1

Step 2: Take your button and thread the third piece of pipe cleaner through the holes.

Step 2

Step 3: Turn your button upside down on the table and place the pipe-cleaner cross on to it. Twist the third pipe cleaner around the cross to fix it in place. 

Step 3

Step 4: Turn your bug over and bend its legs into position.

Step 4

Step 5: If you would like to add antennae, twist another length of pipe cleaner around the legs of the bug underneath and bend into position.

Step 5

Step 6: Glue on some googly eyes and thread beads on for feet and antennae.


Craft by Daisy Fox

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