Magical Insects Activity For Toddlers: Apple Bugs

Magical Insects Activity For Toddlers: Apple Bugs

Isn’t the insect world colourful and mesmerising? Imagine painting them along with your toddler! Get ready to try out an interesting way of painting insects — fruit printing! We have created a tableau of ladybirds by printing with an apple. Check out the magical insects apple bugs activity below to know more. So, chop and get ready for a splash!


Parental Involvement: High

Duration: 20 minutes

Skills Acquired: Sensory, Fine Motor, Creativity


  1. Apple
  2. Coloured paper
  3. Paint & paintbrush
  4. Sketch pen
  5. Plate
  6. Cutter

Instructions for Magical Insects Apple Bugs Activity

  • Cut an apple in half.
  • In a plate, pour the colours you’d like to use in the manner you want.
  • Dab the apple half with colour.
  • Make impressions on a coloured paper.
  • Dip your finger in black paint and make fingerprints for the head of each ladybird. Leave the coloured paper to dry.
  • Once dry, add details to the ladybirds.

The ladybirds are all ready!

How about trying out fruit printing with other fruits and creating different insect patterns?

It’s a sensorial art activity for your child as they learn to paint in a new manner — fruit printing.

Activity done by Vishwajeet