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Be inspired to build your own bug from watercolour paintings of insects by George French Angas’ South Australia Illustrated

How to build your bug

Download and print the following activity sheets:

Heads of bugs

Wings of bugs

Bodies of bugs

Bug specimen card

 

  • Cut out a head, body and wings then colour in.
  • Attach the head to the body and wings using glue.

There are lots of things you can do with your bugs, perhaps you'd like to put them on a specimen card or create a bug poster or a hanging mobile or maybe a bug wall with your creations.

What you'll need

What you'll need for this activity:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint, pencils, crayons or textas
  • Printer and paper

Share your creations with us

We'd love to see your bug creations. Ask a parent or guardian to share your bug creations with us on social media. 

Remember to tag us #slsa #BuildABug

What's on at the State Library

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  • exhibition

ABC TV’s Tiny Oz comes to the Library

13 April to 29 May

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Free entry