These little people have been studying mini beasts. Today they invented their own mini beast using construction materials. The base is a piece of foam board. I gave them a square each. Most children chose to cut it into their own shape. Some cut so much they had to have a new piece. Little cuts in the sides were enough to hold thread in place as they created the texture over the body. The wings are pieces of plastic bottles. I hot glued them on, where they directed me to. The legs are pipe cleaners, caught in the little cuts around the sides.
The children drew then painted a picture of their beetle.