Printable Bug Puppets (PDF Template)

Are your kids ready to party with these bugs? We hope so, because we have over 10 cute printable bug puppets waiting for them.

From buzzing bees to cute ladybugs! Many scary reptiles to make and play with.

Printable bug puppets

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The perfect spring craft for kids to make or as a fun addition to your insect lessons. Let’s see them all in action.

Ant Butterfly Printable Bug Puppet

Get ready for giggles and fluttering fun with this cute ant and butterfly finger puppet duo!

Bee Ladybug Printable Puppet

Have fun and buzz around with our charming bee and ladybug.

Printable Bug Puppets Caterpillar Bugs

Go on a backyard adventure with our beetle and moth finger puppets!

Grasshopper Firefly printable bug puppet

Our vibrant pair of grasshopper and firefly finger puppets will impress kids!

Mantis Dragonfly Printable Bug Puppet

How about a large mantis and a flying dragonfly puppet?

How to make printable puppets

What you need:

  • Our printable template
  • coloring material (optional)
  • drag
  • glue

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions

We will show you how to make a bee (all puppets are assembled the same way).

Step 1

Have your child color the bee (crayons or highlighters for regular paper, markers work fine for cardboard).

Step 2

Cut the puppet along the dotted line. Also cut out two strips of paper.

Step 3

Have children fold along the dotted lines on the puppet.

Step 4

Next, help your child fold inward along the middle of the mouth (as shown in the picture below).

Step 5

Ask them to make a crease along the dotted line in the middle.

Step 6

Run your finger over each fold to make everything smoother.

Step 7

Once the folds are complete, the bee’s mouth will close.

See also How to Make a Paper Ring Beetle

Step 8

Next make folds on the paper strip (following the dashed lines).

Step 9

Apply glue to the first folded strip of paper, making sure to cover the entire surface area marked with “glue”.

Step 10

Have your child tape a strip of paper to the top (back) of the puppet.

Step 11

Have them apply glue to the second paper strap.

Step 12

And stick it on the bottom, making loops for the fingers.

Let the glue dry completely.

Step 12-1

Once the glue dries, kids can insert their fingers into the rings and enjoy playing with their new bee finger puppet!

Step 13

Encourage them to create stories and scenarios, enhancing their imagination and storytelling skills.

Step 14

Now it’s time to fill the room with even more remarkable fun!

Printable bug puppets

Get ready to create an entire menagerie of printable bug finger puppets that will thrill you.


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