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Make These Bright and Colorful Pasta Bug Kids Crafts

bugs made out of dyed pasta

It’s spring, which means there’s no shortage of bugs to be found outdoors. Study your favorites and then make fun and colorful bug crafts like these twirling paper ladybugs, thumbprint bugs, and a tissue paper butterfly mobile. We are also showing you how to use pasta to make bug crafts too.

Pasta bug crafts

These super simple and colorful pasta bug crafts are fun to make on their own, or add them to a painting, a paper roll ‘log’, rocks, a diorama, and more.


  • Colored pasta
  • Glue
  • Marker

Tip: If you don’t have pasta that is already dyed, you can use food dye (don’t forget to wear gloves) to dye your pasta. Make sure it is completely dry before you use it.

colorful pasta and a marker to make fun bug crafts with kids


The first thing you want to decide is what you are going to put your pasta bugs on. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Diorama
  • Rocks
  • Paper roll ‘logs’
  • Leaves
  • Paint a nature background

Glue the pasta onto your base and then add the features using a marker. As you can see from our pasta snails below there is more than one way to make your bugs.

snail crafts made out of pasta

Here are some bugs you should try making using pasta:

  • Bee
  • Butterfly
  • Dragonfly
  • Beetle
  • Ladybug
  • Snail
  • Caterpillar
  • Firefly (Lightning bug)
  • Worm
  • Spider
  • Grasshopper

bug crafts made using dyed pasta and a marker

What other bugs can you make with your pasta?

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