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Bugs

Make many colorful bugs with this fun art kit! Perfect for children who are intrigued by these small and, oh so interesting, mini-beasts! Make dragonflies on a beautiful watercolor and a salt background. Then create spiderwebs with glue and add fluffy spiders to it. Paint bright butterflies, learn all about tiny ants, and create origami bees and ladybugs!

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Activities in the Bugs Box:
Dragonfly Watercolor Salt Painting
The dragonfly's bright colors and amazing flying abilities make it a favorite among kids. For this piece of artwork, you will paint with watercolors using the wet-on-wet technique, and sprinkle it with salt to add a unique texture to the piece. Then, you will create a colorful dragonfly, complete with wings and googly eyes! Insect stickers and colorful flowers will complete the project.

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Dragonfly Watercolor Salt Painting
Glue spiderwebs with Spiders
Bring one of the most common creepy-crawly creatures into your home—in a good way! The first step of this piece is to create a glue and paint spiderweb. You will wrap up the project by creating a cute, fuzzy spider of your own!

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Glue spiderwebs with Spiders
Diffusing Paper Butterflies
Create a brightly colored butterfly that will remind you of summertime all year long! You will begin with an art technique called paint resist and draw your own unique design on the butterfly using a white oil pastel. Then, you will paint over your design with watercolors. To complete the butterfly, add a colorful body, twisty antenna, and a string for hanging.

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Diffusing Paper Butterflies
Ant Science Projects
Little ants are amazingly strong, team-oriented creatures! This month you and your budding scientist will learn about the parts of the ant and even create your own ant farm!

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Ant Science Projects
Bugs Origami
This month we are celebrating summertime bugs by creating ladybugs and small bees with fun bug printed paper!

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Bugs Origami
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