Glitter Bugs


"Bum bum buh, Glitter Bugs. You put the boom-boom into my heart." The Glitter Bugs are so adorable that they'll make your heart smile the whole time you're crafting them. These bug crafts for kids are affordable, since they use recycled jar lids, and they're really simple to make, too. You will have so much fun, and you'll love making each of your cute crawlers a different glimmering color. You couldn't dare call them creepy! For the most fashionable bugs around, convert trash into treasure and make shimmering spiders.

Glitter Bugs


  • Recycled jar lids
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • Glitter paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glittery pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun


            Glitter Bugs

  1. Paint the lids with two coats of white paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
  2. Paint each lid with a generous amount of glitter paint.
  3. While paint is still wet, position two goggly eyes on each lid. Allow paint to dry completely.

    Glitter Bugs

Cut pipe cleaners into thirds. Turn lids over and hot glue pipe cleaners to the inside of the lid for the legs. You can bend them so that the legs are straight out to the sides or erect.

Glitter Bugs

Glitter Bugs


Cheap and Easy Crafts for Kids eBook



Recycled crafts transform used objects into completely fresh kids' masterpieces! The free projects in Cheap and Easy Crafts for Kids: 9 Recycled Crafts are wonderful for kids young and old, female and male, artsy and crafty.




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