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Bug Wings





Hosts: Franz Spohn
Nationally recognized artist Franz Spohn shares imaginative art tips & techniques!

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour


Bug Wings

Materials needed:
Faber-Castell® Gel Crayons
Faber-Castell® Metallic Eco Pencils
Faber-Castell® Black Paper Pad
Canson Tracing Paper
Elmer’s® Disappearing Purple Glue Stick


  1.  Use the Metallic Eco Pencils to create your bug drawing.  Make wings for the bug by placing a sheet of tracing paper over your drawing.  With a Metallic Eco Pencil, draw the wings.  Using the tracing paper allows you to see where the wings should be and what they will look like when adhered to your drawing later.  Once you are happy with your sketch, begin to add in details like the outside edges and veins.
  2. With a neon Gel Crayon, you fill in with color.  You will still be able to see the lines you have drawn as the Gel Crayons are transparent. 
  3. Cut your wings out with scissors 
  4. You can add more detail to the reverse side of the wings, this gives the illusion of 2 wings overlapping. 
  5. Attach your wings using the glue stick.


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