Ant Craft for Preschoolers

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This simple ant craft for preschoolers is sure to be a hit with your little ones during the spring and summer months.

If you’re looking for a fun way to recycle and reuse some old bottle tops, you don’t need to look any further.

This bottle cap craft is the perfect addition to your ant activities for kids. You can also add it to your summer, insect, or picnic preschool themes.

Spring and summer are the best time of year to learn about ants. They’re out and about and crawling around everywhere this time of year.

Ant Craft for Preschoolers

Your kids can make this as a stand-alone frog craft just because it’s cute. You can also add it to your ant activities for preschoolers.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Do

To begin, clean and dry three plastic bottle caps per student.

Use black paint (or red) to paint the bottle caps. Allow the paint to dry.

Glue to googly eyes to the top of one of the bottle caps.

Cut out two thin strips of black craft paper and then fold them in half.

Glue them on top of the bottle cap with eyes. These will be the ant’s antennae.

Now, cut out six more skinny pieces of black craft paper.

Glue them (the legs) to the bottom of each bottle cap.

Use the free printable template to cut out a leaf shape from green paper.

Use a green marker to outline the leaf and to draw veins.

Glue the leaf on a colorful square of craft paper.

Then, glue the bottle caps on the leaf to finish the craft.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about ants. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Hey, Little AntThe Life and Times of the AntThe Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants: A Book about Ants


Hey, Little Ant – What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book

The Life and Times of the Ant – Seed lifters, dirt diggers, social beings, ants have the most advanced brain of all insects! So watch where you step, especially on a warm day: a small but mighty ant may be underfoot.

The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants – Filming Keesha’s pet ant for a science project fair, the students in Ms. Frizzle’s class take a journey into the lives of ants during which they learn many fascinating facts about the ant community.

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

Spring and summer are the best time of year to study ants. This printable features seven ant life cycle activities for early learners.

This Ants Go Marching flannel board set helps kids act out this popular kids’ song over and over again.


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