We've enjoyed doing all sorts of activities at home this week, which were related to 'mini-beasts' (or bugs!).
Following a little research, me and Harry got all our crafting gear outside and got a whole load of 'making and doing' done!
We started off by making a Sticky Spider's Web.
We got a hula-hoop and used masking tape to form a web. Following a short discussion on what spiders eat, we used little black pom poms as flies getting stuck in the web. Slightly gross, but it was fun!
I came across this fab cake mould in Asda last week, which I knew would be perfect for making Bug Cakes!
We mixed together a standard cake mix of 65g butter, 65g caster sugar, 1 egg and 65g self raising flour.
I thought it would be fun to add a bit of colour, so we made a blue mix, a green mix and a red mix. The colours aren't that bright as I didn't want to go mad on the artificial colour and be left with a mad child for the rest of the day!
Et voila! Aren't they ace!!
We were so pleased how they turned out! I suppose we could have also done a bit of decorating with writing icing, but it was lunch time by then.....
Our next activity was doing a bit of painting and glueing to make a Hungry Caterpillar. Harry is playing a strawberry in his end of pre-school play this coming Friday so I thought he would like to make something related to that story.
For the caterpillar we just used paper plates, paint, stick on eyes, black pipe cleaners and some images of fruit, which we stuck on with glue.
Pretty impressive huh! I did help with the painting around the edges!
We completed our activities with some bees (two wingless), and a lonely ladybird.
The bees were just made from yellow card, stick on eyes and black paint/tissue paper. The ladybird was a painted egg cup with eyes.
I hope you liked our bakes and crafts!