Craft stick minibeasts

This term is all about minibeasts for my 4 year old. He’s been enjoying learning about life cycles and the nursery even have some tadpoles which they’re all feeding and watching grow day by day. Keen to carry on this learning at home we decided to make some craft stick minibeasts.

craft sticks

You will need:
a selection of colourful craft sticks,
sellotape
pipe cleaners
googly eye stickers
sticky dots

First decide which animals you want to make. We made a dragonfly, butterfly and ladybird and I’ll show you how we made the dragonfly.

The next step is to choose the colours of your animal and find the corresponding craft sticks. We used coloured craft sticks but you can always paint your craft sticks if you need to!

craft sticks

Line up your sticks and sellotape in place. Turn your craft stick creature over and place another craft stick in the middle, use craft dots to keep in place. Cut a small length of pipe cleaner, sellotape in place on the wrong side and bend in place to look like the antennae. Add a pair of googly eyes.

craft stick dragonfly

We also made a craft stick butterfly and ladybird in the same way. My 4 year old wanted to make a worm but we agreed that was too simple, a craft stick spider might be fun though!

craft stick mini beasts

I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who nominated me for a BiB, I’m so excited to announce I’ve been shortlisted in the Craft category!

When I started my blog back in 2005 it was very much to record the things I made in my spare time. My craft time has been severely shortened with the arrival of my two children but I’m pleased to say they love to create as much as I do and we usually make something every day, from a new piece of art to some delicious cakes!

As I’ve been shortlisted for a BiB Award I would absolutely love it if you could vote for me once again here.

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23 Responses to Craft stick minibeasts

  1. I love these. They are so cute and perfect to make. Off to pin them
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  2. Those are so cute! My boys would love to make them, thank you for sharing :) You can never have too many bugs in your house ;)

  3. Crafting with lolly sticks is so much fun! I’ve got stacks of them…and pipecleaners…just need the little kids to make with!! x
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  4. these come in handy for so many things we make lolliepops with them in summer and the kids then use them as pick up sticks game x

  5. these are fab! will remember them for a rainy day x
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  6. What a great idea!!!! x

  7. This is great, I can’t wait for Baby to get to the crafting stage x
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  8. Oh they are really cute – what a great idea.
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  9. Hahrrr i love this, what a fantastic idea .x

  10. Now those are some cute looking minibeasts! x
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  11. This is such a great craft! Thanks for linky it up. #pintorials

  12. Aw these are so sweet! Great idea – mine would love making these!
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  13. These are just too cute!

  14. I like this craft, never thought of doing something like this with lolly sticks.

  15. There are really simple to make as well as very cheap. Fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing.
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  16. Aww these are cute. My girls will love making these :)
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  17. Oh they are fabulous. Simple but incredibly cute and colourful.
    Liska x
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  18. What a great idea – I have loads of those in our craft cupboard x

  19. So adorable for something called a “minibeast” – lol! Love them!
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  20. Totally just pinned this to my craft Pinterest board.
    Thanks for sharing hun – Hayden will love this when he gets a bit older.

    Lotte xo
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  22. These are so cute! Great idea to use craft sticks.

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