Fingerprint Bug Jar Craft

Make a jar full of bugs from your fingerprints! This fingerprint bug jar craft is such a fun kids activity and so easy too! Simply print out our free bug jar printable and fill it with painty fingerprints. What bugs will you turn your fingerprints into? Spiders, caterpillars, dragonsflies, ladybirds, beetles, bumble bees....the choice is yours!


Fingerprint bug jar craft for kids with free printable jar. A fun and easy bug activity idea for Spring, Summer, bugs and insect themed projects for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.


See lots more bug themed crafts and activities on our bug and butterfly themed activity calendar.


We love crafts that involve little fingerprints, footprints and handprints so this fingerprint bug craft is high up on our list of the best bug activities! You can see lots more handprint, footprint and fingerprint ideas in our DIY keepsake collection

We have been doing lots of bug crafts and activities lately but this has to be one of my favourite.  I love how creative you can be with which bugs you choose and how you draw their features. There is also the added bonus of it being a really easy activity to set up, simply print out the bug jar and get going!  You can use paint to create the fingerprints if you have time to wait for it to dry or alternitively you can use ink pads.

Before you start making your fingerprint bugs it would be a fun idea to go on a bug hunt to help you decide which bugs you want to add to your bug jar. We have a bug hunt tick sheet which you might find useful. 

Once you have finished this bug craft have a go at playing our bug action game to get everyone moving again! If you want to find out more about bugs take a look at some of the books on our bug book list

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Fingerprint bug jar craft for kids with free printable jar. A fun and easy bug activity idea for Spring, Summer, bugs and insect themed projects for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.


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Fingerprint Bug Jar Craft


The first step of this activity is to add fingerprints to your fingerprint bug jar.  You can do this using paint or ink pads. I personally prefer the look of using colourful paints, but ink pads may be more practical as you don't have to wait for them to dry. 

Fingerprint bug jar craft for kids with free printable jar. A fun and easy bug activity idea for Spring, Summer, bugs and insect themed projects for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.

Once the fingerprints are completely dry turn them into bugs by drawing on legs, wings, eyes, spots and stripes. You could try to make your fingerprint bugs look like real bugs or you could make up your own imaginary bugs!


Fingerprint bug jar craft for kids with free printable jar. A fun and easy bug activity idea for Spring, Summer, bugs and insect themed projects for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.

What are you going to add to your fingerprint bug jar? 


Fingerprint bug jar craft for kids with free printable jar. A fun and easy bug activity idea for Spring, Summer, bugs and insect themed projects for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.


This craft is great for kids of all ages. Younger toddlers can add their painty fingerprints to the jar and tell an adult what they would like their fingerprints to be turned into while preschoolers and older children can have a go at designing their own bugs. 

Fingerprint bug jar craft for kids with free printable jar. A fun and easy bug activity idea for Spring, Summer, bugs and insect themed projects for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.

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If you have enjoyed doing this fingerprint bug craft with the kids take a look at our other bug themed ideas. Amongst other things we have a 'The Very Hunrgy Caterpillar' craft that is pefect for toddlers and preschoolers, a bug action game to get kids of all ages moving, bug colouring pages and a snail sticker challenge! Have fun!

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