Bugs are always a great subject to learn with during springtime. We have always had fun with them. Ants are also fun to learn about. There are so many different kinds of ants.
We love doing fun and easy crafts after school. It is a great way for kids to calm down and talk about there day. Or just a fun way to do something together.
This crafts goes great with any ant project and is super easy to do.
There are so many bugs to learn about. We read the book Are You an Ant? with this project. I love how you can learn about the different types of ants.
What you need for this activity:
- washable red ink pad
- ultra fine black marker
- construction paper: brown or yellow, green and blue
- glue stick
The first thing you do is tear up the brown or yellow construction paper. We used a light yellow that we had. This is great for building fine motor skills.
We glue the torn paper on the blue construction paper to build or ant hill.
Then we tore the green construction paper to make some grass at the bottom of the ant and paper. We kept on side straight to have it line up nicely with the paper.
The next set was building our ants. We use the red ink and made three fingerprints together to build the body.
The final thing we did was draw on the eyes, legs, and antenna of the ants. We made sure to draw all the legs on the middle thorax.
Here is our final Torn paper Ant Hills.
If you are looking for more Ant Activities you might want to check out the sequencing set for the Life Cycle of an Ant.
Check out these other fun bug crafts:
- Wiggly And Squirm With The Bug Gross Motor Dice
- Sensory Play With Water Bead Bug Sensory Bin
- Easy To Make Watercolor Butterfly Wreaths
Check out all the Bug & Insect Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs:
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