We love puppet crafts here on Kids Craft Room. They are such a great way for kids to be creative, both in the making and with the playing! Our newest WALKING ANT CRAFT is sure to delight kids big and small and inspire lots of imaginative play.
This paper ant craft is easy to make with the PRINTABLE TEMPLATE and it’s nice and chunky for little hands. It’s easy to make your ant puppet walk along by gently twisting your wrist from side to side.
Scroll down to get your printable ant craft template and to watch the video and see it in action! Ant crafts have never been so fun!
(This post has been updated 17/6/2020)
If you like this ant puppet then you might like to try some of our other puppet crafts too. We’ve got lots to choose from but some of our favourites are Chomping Shark Puppets, Lion Puppets and Butterfly Puppets.
If your children like real ants why not try your own ant farm or visit National Geographic Kids for lots of fun ant facts.
Walking Ant Craft Tutorial
Ants Activity Supplies:
- Printable Ant Craft Template (Click the pink text link towards the end of this post to get yours.)
- Coloured Paper or Cardstock
- Wiggle Eyes
- Jumbo Craft Stick
- Marker Pen
How To Make a Moving Paper Ant Craft
1 – Decide what colour you want your walking ant craft to be and print the two page template onto card or paper of that colour. (Click the pink link towards the end of this post to get your ant craft pattern.)
2 – The ant’s body is made up of three rectangular parts. The medium sized part is the head, the smallest is the thorax and the largest is the abdomen. Roll and glue each part into a tube and then glue them in order onto the rectangle base.
3 – Cut out the ant’s antennae and glue them onto the top of the head. You can bend them forwards too if you want to.
4 – To give the ant puppet a face, glue on two wiggle eyes and draw a happy smile.
5 – Each ant has 6 legs. Cut them out and fold them over to make a bend in the leg and a little foot. Glue the legs under the base of the thorax. (Middle body part.)
6 – Turn your paper ant craft into a puppet that can be walked along by gluing a jumbo craft stick handle onto the bottom so it sticks out at the back.
7 – Hold the craft stick handle and gently twist your wrist from side to side and move your hand forward to make the ant puppet walk along!
This walking ant craft is lots of fun to play with and a great introduction to learning about these amazing insects!
(This post and product has been updated 17/6/20 and there is now a small charge.)
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