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Fly with Compound Eyes Educational Craft for Children

This fly craft would make a great bulletin board display for science class. The finished fly is 15 inches long.

Fly with Compound Eyes Educational Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Lunch-sized paper plate

Card Stock or heavy weight paper

Acrylic Paint

Black Construction Paper

One-inch paint brush

Bubble wrap with the small bubbles

Tacky Glue

Black Pipe Cleaners

How to Make the Fly with Compound Eyes Craft:

1. Fold a lunch-sized paper plate in on the sides to make the fly's head shape, and paint it brown. (A Pattern for the head shape is available to members.)

2. Cut a body shape from card stock (Heavy Paper) and paint it black, or use black paper. (A Pattern for the body shape is available to members.)

3. Glue the head to the body.

4. Place your bubble wrap sheet over the paper plate head so that the smooth side of the bubble wraps is facing up. Draw eyes on the bubble wrap with a black marker where you want them to be attached to the paper plate. Cut out the eye shapes from the bubble wrap. (A Pattern for the eye shapes are available to members.)

5. Turn the bubble wrap over to the bubble side and paint the tops of the bubbles with green acrylic paint. (You can also use a little bit of yellow around the edges.)

6. Press the bubble wrap eye shapes onto a black sheet of paper paint side down, and then gently peel the bubble wrap off. Let the paint dry and then cut them out and glue them to the paper plate face.

7. Cut wing shapes from the leftover bubble wrap and glue it to the fly's body.

8. To finish glue pipe cleaners to the underside of the fly and fold them to look like legs.

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The Fly's Eyes - Compound Eyes Bubble Wrap Activity Sheet

This activity sheet comes with interesting facts about compound eyes.

The Fly's Eyes - Compound Eyes Bubble Wrap Activity Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card Stock or heavy weight paper

Acrylic Paint

One-inch paint brush

Bubble wrap with the Small Bubbles

How to Make:

1. Print out the bug head pattern onto card stock (Heavy paper) A Pattern for this activity sheet is available to members. If you don't have a membership, you can just draw a picture of the bugs head.

2. Cut a piece of bubble wrap a little bit bigger than the bug's eyes. Place the bubble wrap over the eyes so that the bubble side is facing down. Trace around the eyes with a black marker.

3. Turn the bubble wrap back over and paint over the area that you traced.

4. Turn the painted side of the bubble wrap over and press it down on the eyes and then slowly peel it off.

5. When the paint is dry color the bug's head.

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