Sorry, our Kids’ Club Bug's Life event in March is cancelled… but here's our guide to the insect world and some resources and activities you can do at home…
Southside's virtual Bug's Life event
Are you up for some toilet paper roll craft? Turn your empty toilet rolls into butterflies, beetles and bees. Watch our lovely actress, Lillie Clayton from Iced Gems Events, who’s been busy making home videos for you to watch on Southside’s social media. Lillie has made her own bug models and so can you.
Learn a song
Sing along with Lillie, kids! Watch her do the actions on Southside's Facebook
‘Can you wriggle like a worm?
Can you squiggle? Can you squirm?
Can you fly up in the sky, like a little butterfly?
Can you crawl around the ground, like a beetle big and round?
Can you wriggle like a worm?’
Southside Kids' Club bug craft!
What you will need:
- Paper roll
- Wiggly eyes stickers (you’ll fall in love with these)
- Yellow, light blue and black paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker
Step 1: Cut a strip of yellow paper – it needs to be the same width as the paper roll (or a little bit wider as you can always trim the excess paper). Apply glue and wrap the paper around the paper roll.
Step 2: Cut strips from black paper and wrap a few around the “bottom” part of the toilet paper roll.
Step 3: Take two wiggly eye stickers and stick them onto the roll. Draw mouth (and other detail if you wish) with marker.
Step 4: Cut wings and antennae and glue them onto the paper roll. Voila! You’ve got yourself a bug-tastic toilet paper roll bee craft.
Paper rolls are such a fun material to craft with, you can use any paper rolls really (you can even buy them in some rolls, specially for crafting with kids), we mostly use the ones from kitchen paper towels as you can easily have them in more lengths.