Rock Bugs and Habitats

I love using nature in art making activities.  The key to making bugs out of rocks and found nature is using artist’s heavy gel medium as the glue.  This is like a thick paste and will join the pieces together so the children can do all the work themselves.

Making a Rock Bug and its Habitat from Fairy Dust Teaching on Vimeo.


I put out a tray of things for the children to use in their bug making.
To make the bug’s habitat, I purchased small paper bags at Michael’s.  I prepared the bags by cutting a opening.  I had the children glue the bag to a small paper plate.  Then they glued on different materials to create a habitat.
This is a tray of found materials (from my morning walk) to use in habitat making.


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  1. Art says:

    Hi Sally,

    I would love to talk offline about some of the activities and workshops. Please email me at


  2. Sally,

    Thank you. You have been such a wonderful resource!

  3. Karen says:

    Oh my goodness! This is too fabulous! We’ve been making bees with water bottles, and now I know how we’ll make our next insect project! Thanks for the great idea! : )

  4. Liz Mccaw says:

    Great suggestion about the glue. Thanks, Liz 🙂

    Stop by my blog this weekend for our Pete The Cat give away.

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