Bugs in a Rug; The "ug" Word Family Art Project

This is another one of Mrs. McMahon’s word family projects.  Love, love, love it!  The kids loved it as well!  Super easy.  There was that beloved purr of busy workers during this project today.  It was sooo great!

You will need two 9 x 12 sheets of construction paper (color is your choice), sharpies, glue sticks, and scissors.

 STEP ONE:  I modeled writing a “ug” word, putting a circle around it and adding bug details.  We drew six “ug” bugs together as a class (bug, tug, mug, rug, hug, slug).
 STEP TWO:  Each child cuts out their bugs.  I told them not to worry about cutting close to the outline.
 STEP THREE:  To make the rug, fold the 9 x 12 paper in half (portrait direction).  Color and decorate.  Glue the two sides closed, leaving the top open.
(The opening is where you will put your “bugs.”)
STEP FOUR:  Cut fringe on either side of the pocket where it is glued shut.
 STEP FIVE:  It is ready for your bugs!  Yikes! Bugs are in your rug!

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  1. Mama Goose says:

    ooh I like that, and since we are doing some word families, very slowly, I think we will try that one. 😉

  2. Heidi Butkus says:

    Those are really neat, fun projects! I bet the kids love them!
    Heidi Butkus

  3. Heather says:

    I love this!

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