Candy Bug Preschool Craft

CandyBug ©mcmath 2008

You know the little plastic containers you end up with from those toy vending machines at the front of stores? Have you ever thought, “they must be good for something!” Well, here’s a clever little Candy Bug preschool craft that will recycle those plastic holders into something fun. They can hold a variety of items, from candy to coins and would make great party favors!

What You Need

Table of Contents

Plastic Container from Toy Vending Machine
Construction Paper
Chenille Stems
Difficulty Level 3 out of 5 Googly Eyes
Pom Poms
Something To Put Inside – candy, coins, etc.

How To Make It

Step One:
Cut strips of construction paper to be used for the legs. Tape them to the lid of the container and fold them in a “leg” sort of way.

Step Two:
Bend chenille stem into a V shape then curl the ends to make it look like antennae. It’s best to tape into place since the glue will take too long to dry.

Step Three:
Glue on the googly eyes and a pom-pom for a nose. Let it dry and you have yourself a candy bug!


You can make these as party favors for all your preschooler’s guests. Change up the design for different holidays – the creepy spider for Halloween, add pink hearts for a Valentine Love Bug or change it into an ornament for your Christmas tree.