Sometimes, I feel crafty. I get these wild ideas and set out to make the cutest DIYs. But then I get lazy. And I remember I really don’t love to craft. But I had this fun idea for fabric bugs as a Halloween craft. So I made some. And they turned out pretty cute. It’s a great way to add some color to your other Halloween decor.
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Cute Fabric Bugs Halloween Craft Idea
Bugs are not awesome. But I can totally tolerate these fabric bugs. These bugs are even kind of cute. I like to imagine that if one of these bugs bit you, you would end up with a cute little heart-shaped scar and be filled with happiness venom.
But that is not an invitation for bugs to come bite me. Back off, bugs.
- cute fabric(with a small print or pattern)
- Styrofoam Craft Balls and Styrofoam piecesto help form the bugs head and body parts
- Mod Podge
- Craft Wire
- Hot Glue
How To Make a Fabric Stuffed Bugs
Follow this simple tutorial and you’ll be able to make your own fabric bugs just like the one you see here. Halloween fabric crafts always look so cool. I love that you can tell they are homemade (usually – well, if I make them) and they are usually not all gross like a severed arm.
I guess you could make a fabric severed arm…maybe next year.
1. Make the Bug’s Body
There are two ways to make the bug’s body – choose the way that you like the most.
The first way is to use a combination of stuffing and styrofoam pieces to make the body shapes that I covered with fabric. Another way I made the bodies was to create a small pillow-type pocket with the fabric before stuffing it. This was no-sew and I just used hot glue in place of stitching.
2. Make the Bug’s Head
To make the bug’s head, cover some small styrofoam balls with fabric. Then, apply Mod Podge to keep it all in place.
3. Bend Wire for Legs
Then, just bend some cut wire for the legs. It’s really that simple.
I just love a good non-scary Halloween decoration, don’t you? Stuffed bugs are totally not scary.
I love that I can set these cute fabric craft bugs around my house and have pops of color and creep without being something bloody or gory. You should totally make this fabric bug Halloween craft this year!
Halloween Fabric Bug Ideas
I had fun just making this by myself. Easy crafts like this are so satisfying, especially since I can finish them in an afternoon.
But these are so easy to make that you could gather your family or friends together and have a Halloween craft party. Then everyone can take their bugs home at the end.
You can also put these adorable bugs inside a Halloween gift basket and hand them out to teachers or anyone else that might need a little boost.
More Halloween Ideas
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Make these cute fabric bugs for Halloween this year!