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Model Insect Kits – Great Gifts for Kids

Children Learn about Nature with Model Insect Kits

It’s great when kids can have fun while learning! In fact, don’t you think that’s when they learn the best?! Most children have a fascination for insects, but unfortunately these days they don’t have that many chances to encounter them “in the wild.”

These model insect kits will teach your child about entomology, and your child will have a great time assembling the insects!

You’ll find a terrific assortment of kits featured here. There’s a great variety of styles, materials and prices to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your child here.

Wooden Insect Model Kits

Choose from several different insect types for these wooden puzzle-style kits. The pieces are numbered to help with assembly and the puzzles can be successfully tackled by 6-year-olds and older. Each one has a large color picture to work from. Choose from a gadfly, praying mantis, cicada, cricket or ant.

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Sis Would Have Loved These!

My sister was fascinated by entomology and took it as a 4-H project. She would have loved these kits

Skullduggery Eyewitness Kit Butterfly Casting Kit

Skullduggery Eyewitness Kit Butterfly Casting KitView Now

A fun craft project that’s also educational. The kit comes with all the materials you’ll need to make Monarch, Western Swallowtail, Red Admiral and Painted Lady butterflies. There are molds for each type of butterfly, plus casting material, paints, paint brush, glue and magnets. Suitable for ages 6 through 15


Aluminum Model Insect Kits

These aluminum insect kids from Elenco may look difficult to create, but they claim “no soldering required,” so rest easy! Suitable for kids to assemble using metal and bendable aluminum parts. The kit includes hard and soft pre-punched aluminum parts, along with all the screws, nuts and springs that they will need. Hey, they even throw in some assembly tools! Your finished insect will be about twice the size of the real thing. You can choose from a praying mantis, rhino beetle, scorpion or butterfly.

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Tedco 4D Vision Snail Anatomy Model

Tedco 4D Vision Snail Anatomy ModelView Now

Oh, OK, a snail is not an insect but a fun kit anyway…

This 4-D snail model includes 30 (count ’em!) detachable organs and other body parts. How cool is that?! Your child can assemble and re-assemble it to his or her heart’s content. Suitable for ages 8 on up


Give Kids Something Fun and Educational!

Sure beats getting them one more DVD or video game.

Insect Puzzle Models

Here are more very appealing puzzle kits: a glossy green flower beetle, a grasshopper, and more fun 3D insect puzzles. Very cool!

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An Insect Book to Include with the Insect Kit – that you’re giving

Everything Bug: What Kids Really Want to Know about Bugs (Kids’ FAQs)

Everything Bug: What Kids Really Want to Know about Bugs (Kids’ FAQs)View Now

Part of the Kids’ FAQs series, this book is bright and fun. Designed for ages 8-11 in a Q&A format that is accessible even for reluctant readers. Illustrated with plenty of close-up color photos of different insects.


Tedco 4D Vision Tarantula Spider Anatomy Model

Tedco 4D Vision Tarantula Spider Anatomy ModelView Now

This Tarantula model will keep your child (age 8+) busy! It’s 8 inches long and includes 34 removable organs and body parts. What’s not to love about that?! When they’re not taking it apart and putting it back together, it can be displayed on its own display stand.


Famemaster 4D Scorpion Anatomy Model

Famemaster 4D Scorpion Anatomy ModelView Now

Everybody’s absolute favorite–the scorpion! This model includes 28 removable organs and other body parts. The pieces are hand painted. When completed, your child can display the 6-1/2-inch scorpion on its own display stand. Suitable for age 8 and up.


Metal Insect Sculpture Kits for Assembling

For Advanced Model Makers, Ages 14 and Up

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  1. I just thought – what a sneaky way to get kids into a STEMI frame of mind. And obviously I was being sexist when I implied that only boys love bugs – thanks for sharing that tidbit about your sister.

  2. 3QuartersToday

    My boys would have loved any of these as a kid. They loved to build models for the County Fair.

  3. Gypzeerose

    I think these bug models are just delightful! I would have never thought out looking for them for my sons, but I know they would have loved them!

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