Special Post: Feathered Nest Studio uses our Bug Bodies!


Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner! What better way to get your children ready for some outdoor fun than make Bug Bodies into their favorite flying friends? Jennet of Feathered Nest Studio has once again adapted a great craft using our R2450 Bug Bodies. Check it out here!

The post, entitled “Kid Craft: Butterflies” was posted recently on April 29, 2013. Click on the link to visit Jennet’s blog for more details! Instead of using decorative paper to make the wings, as shown in this special craft post here, Jennet and her children used coffee filter paper!

butterfly-craftJennet had a spare package of the Bug Bodies in her supply closet and pulled them out to make these interesting designs. She made templates of the wings so that they could be reused to make more insect wings!


To make the wings, Jennet grabbed a few coffee filters and soaked them with watercolor paints. Her children combined a variety of colors to fully saturate the filters. After leaving them to dry fully, the templates were traced onto the filters and the resulting tracing was cut out.

butterflies2They slipped the cutouts through the Bug Bodies openings and fanned out the wings on either side. These fireflies’ wings look so delicate yet colorful! Jennet also figured out a way to hang the bugs using the pre-made holes at the front of the bodies.

Thanks to Jennet for this exciting post!

Images and original post © Feathered Nest Studio.

This post was not sponsored for a review. At LittleFingersBigArt, our mission is to present to our readers and viewers the newest and most creative craft ideas that fans of Roylco have made on their own. Our goal is to allow you and other educators and parents to reuse our products in fun ways so that children always get the best educational experience from them!

We’d love to see more ideas like this one! If you’ve got a brilliant craft idea or have made a version of one of our crafts that you would like to share with us, send an email to us with photos, descriptions or a link to your work. We will create a feature post and link back to you with full credit. Contact us through the contact form. We’d love to hear from you!


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