This is one of those all time favorite projects of the children. Each child designs their own insect using model magic. I buy it at Michael’s with a 40 percent off coupon. I give each child a bit of each of the four colors. A box like the one in the photo will supply a class of 25.
I provide a tray of materials such as googly eyes, pipe cleaners, beads, jewels, and feathers. I tell them that it has to have a head, thorax and abdomen. The rest is up for grabs. After they completed their insect, I had the children write about it. What is your insect called? Where is its habitat?
Make sure the students add tacky glue to anything they attach to the insect. Let the insect dry overnight.