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Bug Rubbing Plates

Art meets science in a simple, remarkably versatile activity kit for kids.


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Item #: WBUG-500

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Recommended for age 4 and up with adult supervision.

Availability: In stock

Art meets science in this simple, remarkably versatile activity. Six molded, flexible plastic plates depict fun, charming images of a tunneling ant, a buzzing bee, a fluttering butterfly, a perched grasshopper, an adorable ladybug, and a hungry spider. Use the plates with crayons or colored pencils in a traditional rubbing technique, or explore creative options with paints, clay, and more. Get imaginative! You'll find a wealth of ideas in the handy activity guide. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

What's Included?
  • Six Bug Rubbing Plates
  • Measure 7.5" x 7.25" (19 cm x 18 cm)
    • Ant
    • Bee
    • Butterfly
    • Grasshopper
    • Ladybug
    • Spider
How Does It Work?

Lay a sheet of paper on top of a rubbing plate. Use crayons or colored pencils to rub color over the raised mold of the rubbing plate. Once you've finished rubbing over the mold, lift the paper away. You can fill in the details or add more color. It's up to you! Try using your finished pictures as a creative stationary, a fun new gift wrap, or anything you can imagine.

Customer Reviews

Fun party activity Review by Robin

I purchased these plates as a coloring activity for a 6th birthday science party. Boys AND girls enjoyed using crayons to reveal the bug pictures and interesting textures from the plates beneath their paper. The pictures are intricate and interesting, and I can see these being used for many art projects down the road. (Posted on 5/10/13)

The Bug Rubbing Plate Review by Danae

The bug rubbing plates are a fun and an exciting product for younger kids that are learning about bugs. With this kit kids can color the bugs different colors that can either match the bugs habitat or they can be creative with their coloring. Another thing that I found about this kit is you can color the different plates and then take the picture outside and try and find the environment / habitat that you think best fits that bug. You can also make imprints with the plates and clay. (Posted on 4/11/13)

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