Bugs-on-a-Quilt

Bugs-on-a-Quilt craft

Kids and grownups alike go bug-eyed over this quilt, swarming with bees and other insects. Children will be snug as a bug when they wrap their imaginations, insect knowledge, and creativity into this decorative quilt.

  • 1.

    Cut sandpaper into rectangles with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 2.

    Draw big, bright bugs on each piece of sandpaper, pressing firmly with Crayola Fabric Crayons. Remember, your designs will be reversed when they are transferred to fabric.

  • 3.

    In a safe place to iron, make an ironing pad of recycled newspaper. Cover the newspaper with large sheets of white paper.

  • 4.

    Place a quilt-size piece of synthetic fabric (not 100% cotton) on the ironing pad. On top of the fabric, lay the sandpaper designs face down next to each other. Top with another piece of large white paper.

  • 5.

    Ask an adult to set the iron for cotton. When the iron is hot, the adult places it in one spot, press down, then lifts and moves the iron to another spot. Repeat until all designs are transferred to the fabric.

  • 6.

    Ask an adult to sew batting and another piece of fabric to the back of the bug designs to finish the quilt.