How to make a brilliant bug from buttons!

Button bug craft header

Fun 5-minute craft!

Children can make this brilliant bug all by themselves using buttons and tin foil.
  • 5-10 minutes
  • Buttons, tin foil, 2 pipe cleaners, googly eyes, pva glue
  • 3+

How to make your button bug

  1. Help your child to scrunch the tin foil into a ball. Cover with a fresh piece of foil to create a smooth surface.
  2. Now, ask your child to cover the bug with buttons.
  3. Lie the two pipe cleaners side-by-side. Ask your child to glue the bug on top of them at one end. Glue googly eyes onto the other end.
  4. Once dry, bend up the antennae to make eyes. You can make them a bit wiggly or even curl them into spirals. 
Button bug craft header