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Ant for a Day

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

Cooperative, diligent and hardy, ants have many virtues to recommend. Dress your child as an ant for one day and teach him/her about the importance of working as a team and family.

Skill Level: Advanced Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old Estimated Time: > 30 mins Environment: Indoors


  • Black T-Shirt

  • Straws

  • Headband

  • Scissors

  • Black Socks

  • Clear Tape

  • String

  • Bubble Wrap

  • Coloured Tape

  • Safety Pins

Step 1:

Roll the bubble wrap into a cylinder and insert it into a sock. Repeat with the other sock.

Step 2:

Fold in the excess flaps of cloth on the socks and secure them with clear tape to create the ant’s legs. Attach the legs onto the sides of the t-shirt with safety pins.

Step 3:

Cut 2 pieces of string and thread them through the socks.

Step 4:

Split one end of 2 straws. Attach the two split ends of the straw onto a headband to create the antennae. Secure them with black tape.

Step 5:

Decorate the headband with black and red tape. Bend the top end of the straws to create the elbowed antennae ants have.

Step 6:

You now have an ant suit!

Step 7:

Let your child put on the ant suit and tie the threads to his wrist so that the artificial legs move with his arms.

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