Bugs aren't normally cute, but these ones are, and they're really easy to make.

You will need:
  • Wool
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard box card
  • Mug or cup to draw around
  • Loo roll inner tube
  • Scissors
  • Ping pong balls
Draw around a mug or cup onto some cardboard box card.
Then place a loo roll tube in the middle of the circle and draw around it.
Cut out all of this outside part, and the middle bit.
Whenever you need to cut something out from the middle of a piece of artwork, put some modelling clay underneath and just make a hole by pushing a sharp pencil through.
This way you can get your scissors in and it makes cutting out much easier!
When you've finished, make another on another piece of cardboard box card so that you have two exactly the same size.

It's a good idea to use the first one you made as a template!
Next you'll need to find some wool - in any colour.

This will become the bug's body.
Place the two card circles together.
Then take a length of wool, poke the end through the hole and tie a knot around the top of the card.
Then start to loop the wool around the card circles.
Carry on looping until the centre circle is full of wool. This might take some time.

Don't forget to pull the wool tightly.
Carefully put some scissors between the two card circles and snip the wool all the way around the edge.
To keep the wool in place, take another length of wool, slot it between the card circles, and tie a tight knot.
When you carefully slip the card circles off, you'll be left with a fluffy bug's body!
Now you can add extra features.

These two ping pong balls have been painted to look like eyes. Stick them into position on top of the body using PVA glue.
How about a couple of card semi-circles for wings, one on either side of the body.
If you like, you can make a whole family!

Try adding other features like feet, tongues and bat wings!

Try it yourself!