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Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch

These charming plastic spoon crafts are one of the best art project ideas for the sunny seasons! Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch are both adorable and affordable, so they're an ideal animal craft for kids to make. You won't need much to make these cute little crawlers, so your kids can get started on this recycled craft right away. You could easily make these Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch as a classroom craft, too!

Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch


  • 3 plastic spoons
  • 1 sheet green felt
  • Paint: brown, black and white, and other colors of your choice
  • Tools: Sandpaper, paintbrush, toothpick, scissors, hot glue gun, green marker


  1. Sand the back side of the spoons and the handles.

    Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
  2. Paint the handles brown.

    Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
  3. Paint the spoon in colors of your choice.

    Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
  4. Let them dry, then apply a second coat of paint.
  5. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to add polka dots. You can use a toothpick for smaller dot.

    Plastic Spoon Bugs on a BranchPlastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
  6. Use the handle end of the paintbrush to add white for the eyes. Let the white dry completely.
  7. Add black dots to the white eyes using a toothpick. Note: Googly eyes can be used instead of painting the eyes, if you prefer.
  8. Cut out leaves from green felt. Draw the leaf veins on with a green marker.

    Plastic Spoon Bugs on a BranchPlastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
  9. Cut a small hole near the base of each leaf.

    Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
  10. Insert the spoon handle into the leaf's hole until the leaf can go no further.

    Plastic Spoon Bugs on a Branch
  11. Add a dab of hot glue to secure the bug to the leaf.
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