Today’s crafts are based on the eighth plague on Egypt, the plague of locusts.
“13 So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 14 The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very numerous. There had never been so many locusts, nor would there be so many again.15 For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt.” Exodus 10:13-15
- Color a wooden clothespin green using a permanent marker.
- Print the template onto cardstock. (Template)
- Color and cut out every piece.
- Glue each piece to s piece of green construction paper.
- Cut out each piece from the construction paper.
- Glue the wings to the the clothespin, then the covering over the wings.
- Take the bracket piece and fold it on the solid line making a crease.
- Glue the smaller square to the back of the grasshoppers face and the other end to the clothespin.
- Grab two green chenille stems/ pipe cleaners. One should be 5″ (the front legs) and the other should be 7″ (the back legs).
- With a hot glue gun, glue both pieces in place. (The shorter piece will go into the larger hole of the clothespin and the longer piece will go into the small hole of the clothespin).
Pop Up Grasshopper
This craft is a repeat, but I wanted to include it.
- Print the template onto a sheet of cardstock. (Template)
- Cut out all of the pieces leaving a border of cardstock around each piece.
- Glue the pieces onto a sheet of black construction paper.
- Cut out all of the pieces.
- Glue each wing to the back of the grasshopper pieces.
- Take the rectangle piece and fold along both solid lines, making two creases.
- Add glue to one side of the rectangle piece and stick it on one of the grasshopper pieces, right between the thorax and the abdomen.
- Do the same thing with the other piece of grasshopper, making sure to line up both grasshopper pieces. The legs will now be able to hold up the entire grasshopper.